The Palace Project

2.8
9 reviews
1K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Palace is a free, easy-to-use e-reader app that lets you find, check out, and read or listen to books from your local library.

It’s been said that libraries are “palaces for the people” and the Palace app gives you instant access to your local “palace” any time, right from the palm of your hand.

All you need to sign up is your library card! And even if your library isn’t using Palace yet, you can still read more than 10,000 books--from children’s books to classics to foreign language books--for free from our Palace Bookshelf.

The Palace app is built and maintained by The Palace Project, a not-for-profit division of LYRASIS working in partnership with Digital Public Library of America with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For more, visit https://thepalaceproject.org.
Updated on
Sep 21, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
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Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted
2.8
9 reviews
Scottie Corley
November 22, 2022
The search engine cannot produce similar results, and the selection of materials is minimal and unfavorable. Then, there isn't any option to save said materials. Finally, it's only books and audiobooks.
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LYRASIS
December 1, 2022
Hi Scottie, we’re sorry to hear that your experience with the app was less than satisfactory. We’re a small team working to support the mission of libraries, and that starts with providing a good user experience. Please know that your feedback is valuable to us and will aid in our continued improvements to the Palace app.
Monika
June 30, 2022
Simple and straightforward access to CT libraries digital collections! Would love more categories included under fiction, such as crime or mystery. And the search function is fairly bare bones. But overall very clean UI!
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Deborah Sacha
November 12, 2022
I cannot access this as neither King County Library nor Seattle Public library are listed.
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LYRASIS
December 1, 2022
Hi there! We're sorry to hear that the Palace Project is not currently available in your libraries. We do have a partnership with Washington State, so it may be worth reaching out to your local library to ask about Palace. In the meantime, you have free access to thousands of classic titles and more on the Palace Bookshelf!

What's new

* Added a remaining time display to the audio book player
* Introduced a new PDF reader
* Changed the chapter duration display in the audio book player to a running remaining time display
* Improved announcement of controls when using TalkBack
* Fixed the back button on the account detail screen not working when opened from the onboarding screen

For the full list of changes in this release, visit https://github.com/ThePalaceProject/android-core/releases/tag/palace-1.2.0.