For Immediate Release:
February 14, 2024

Dawn La Valle | Connecticut State Library 
(860) 757-6665 

Patrick Carr | Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
(860) 723-0168

(Hartford)  – With funding and support from the Connecticut State Library and its eGO CT program, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) community has gained access to over 32,000 ebooks and audiobooks through the Palace Project app. 

The Connecticut State Library’s eGO CT program provides free and easy statewide access to ebook and audiobooks to libraries, K12 schools, and now academic institutions. The growing collection of ebook and audiobooks available through the app includes an outstanding selection of fiction, non-fiction, banned books, diverse authors and experiences, award winners, All CT Reads titles, and more.

Students, faculty, and staff at any CSCU institution can access the Palace app on their preferred mobile device or tablet via download from the Apple or Google Play stores. To get started, follow the Palace Project app instructions for CSCU Libraries.

“As members of the CSCU Library Consortium, we are excited to be launching this pilot program with our academic library partners to expand Palace app access to CSCU academic communities,” said State Librarian Deborah Schander. “Students, faculty, and staff at CSCU campuses will now have access to a robust digital collection with thousands of titles made available through the Palace app.”

“The CSCU System is proud to be the first in the state to expand the eGO CT program directly to higher ed students, faculty, and staff. Our partnership with the Connecticut State Library will be particularly beneficial to our out-of-state students, who can now access the program’s ebooks and audiobooks just as if they were residents of Connecticut,” said Patrick Carr, CSCU’s Program Manager for Library Consortium Operations.

For more information, contact your CSCU library

About the Connecticut State Library
The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services to citizens of Connecticut, as well as the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The Connecticut State Archives and the Museum of Connecticut History are components of the State Library as is the Division of Library Development. Visit the CT State Library at CT State Library Museum of Connecticut History | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Flickr

About the Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development
The Connecticut State Library (CSL) Division of Library Development (DLD) provides leadership, funding, education, and statewide services that enhance a local library’s ability to deliver high-quality library service to their community. Visit us: CT State Library DLD Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

About the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) is a system of six public colleges and universities: four CT state universities, CT State Community College (with 12 campuses), and Charter Oak State College, the state’s only online college. CSCU provides affordable, innovative, and rigorous programs for students to achieve their personal and career goals, and offers degrees in liberal arts, sciences, fine arts, applied fields, and professional disciplines.
CSCU’s comprehensive degree and certificate programs, workforce-focused learning opportunities, and job skills training programs, contributes to the economic growth of Connecticut.  

About the CSCU Library Consortium
The CSCU Library Consortium empowers library collaboration in support of success, equity, diversity, social justice, and access to resources that spark creativity and intellectual enrichment. The consortium’s membership includes all of the CSCU libraries plus the Connecticut State Library. 

About The Palace Project
The Palace Project’s vision is to strengthen the public library’s vital role as the digital center of the community with unique programs and software solutions. The Palace Project is a project of Lyrasis, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to support enduring access to the world’s shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. Lyrasis organizational and staff values are communication, respect, collaboration, impact and service.