for digital content and services
The Palace Project is a transformational new library-centered platform and content marketplace designed to make public libraries the digital center of knowledge and creativity in their communities. Supporting the mission of public libraries, The Palace Project provides equitable access to digital knowledge, bolsters the relationship between libraries and patrons, protects patron privacy and enables libraries to serve all their e-content to patrons in a single app.
The Palace Project shifts the paradigm away from for-profit vendors, and gives libraries greater flexibility with the acquisition and delivery of ebooks and audiobooks and make more diverse e-content easily available to libraries and their patrons.
The Palace Project is a division of LYRASIS and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Libraries are palaces
for the people
The Palace Project is a mission-driven, non-profit, just like your library. Palace was designed by libraries, not by for-profit corporations, so we understand your needs and share the same values. The Palace Project creates a stronger connection between patron and library, protects patron privacy and gives gives your community an easy-to-use, single app experience with access to all your e-content options.
"The library really is a palace. It bestows nobility on people who otherwise couldn’t afford a shred of it." - Eric Klinenberg (author)
A seamless public library econtent experience
As a newly created division within LYRASIS, The Palace Project will be a full service solution to manage all your e-content offerings through a single app. The Palace Project includes world class hosting that takes the work off your staff and frees them up for other mission-critical projects, with onboarding, curation and customer support to help you get the most from your system.
The only not-for-profit, library-centered ebooks marketplace
The Palace Project app will allow libraries to serve content from all of the major e-content vendors and has its own content catalog including licensed content, open access content, and public domain content, all available seamlessly through Palace.
Build an instant collection of free ebooks
The Palace Project allows libraries to jumpstart their collections with a free collection of more than 10,000 openly licensed titles available in high-quality epub format. The collection includes classics, contemporary fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and textbooks, all reviewed by the DPLA Curation Corps of volunteer librarians.