The Palace Project

2.6
63 reviews
10K+
Downloads
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
Apr 9, 2024

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
Personal info and App info and performance
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.5
56 reviews
Jessi Dalton
June 21, 2024
This app is so finicky. It has access to great content but reading is tricky. The screen goes to black frequently which then kicks you out of the book. If you tap a letter it immediately highlights it and you have to select one of the options to make it unhighlight. The letter size does not stay at your preference if you have to momentarily close the app. It's a frustrating reading experience.
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Dayna Stein
June 4, 2024
Very glitchy, terrible UI, limited features, not conducive to browsing, like I can't just search for latest fiction or to filter out books that aren't even available. I get return notifications for books that I already borrowed/returned via Libby. The one audiobook that I successfully took out then didn't even play. I have yet to have a positive experience with this app. Prefer Libby and Hoopla. If this app got some updates and better navigating and playback features I'm sure it would be usable.
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