The Palace Project 4+

The Palace Project

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 99 Ratings
    • Free



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

What’s New

Version 1.0.25

- Introduced a new and improved PDF reader
- Improved the contrast in dark mode
- Added format information (ebook, audiobook, PDF) to the book detail view
- Fixed a bug that prevented text from being resized in some books

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

libluv ,

Beautiful, simple and elegant

I really like this app! It’s so simple to use and easy to find books from my library. I am finding books that I didn’t even know the library had when I was using Libby! I luv exploring my libraries “shelves” in the app, it is such an elegant design. I have yet to wait for a book to become available for there is always something great to borrow and read when I want to! I like the night mode too. I can’t believe this a library app!

mlbjdb1044 ,

Palace project

This is incredible. So so so much better than Libby! I was able to borrow an old favorite “ Jane Eyre” in a nano second and it’s sitting there waiting for me to start reading. I loved reading about the origin of The Palace Project and think it’s simply a masterful description of a library. I have loved the library since I learned to read ! Little did I realize that I had achieved nobility by just entering its doors. Bravo!

Fuseblower ,

Super Simple

Love the fact I can get all my library ebooks in one place, and the books are all available. The indie Author titles in Palace bookshelf are super interesting too and can’t find elsewhere.

App Privacy

The developer, The Palace Project, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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