The Palace Project

The Palace ProjectWe are pleased to announce the statewide roll out of the Palace Project, a new digital library service, developed by LYRASIS, that offers access to free ebooks and audiobooks in one easy-to-use app. Through the Palace app, library users have access to over 20,000 items curated by the Digital Public Library of America and the New Jersey State Library. Users can access the Palace app on their preferred mobile device or tablet via download from the Apple or Google Play stores.

The process for signing up is completely self-contained within the Palace app, and will require only an email address and authentication through geolocation (anywhere in NJ). We’ve outlined instructions below.  For more detailed instructions from Palace, click here. If you’d prefer to watch a training video, click here.

Click here to find out if your local public library is participating in the Palace Project. If your local public library is not on the list, you can still gain access by using the New Jersey State Library as your library. 


The Palace Project App – Getting Started

Step 1: Download the Palace App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Get The Palace Project on Google Play  Download The Palace Project on Apple App Store

Step 2: Find your library in the app (if your local public library is not listed, you will select the New Jersey State Library as your library)

Step 3: Click on Settings

Step 4: Click on New Jersey State Library

Step 5: Click on Create a Card and follow the instructions

Step 6: Open the verification email you receive and click the verification link. Your virtual library card number will be included in this email

Step 7: Log in to the app and find your first book!

Check out the New Jersey Topics Shelf

The State Library has curated a new digital lending collection within the Palace app – the New Jersey Topics Shelf. This growing collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks features New Jersey biographies, inventions, events, photographs and much more. Log in and access the collection today!

These opportunities are made possible in part with funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the New Jersey State Library.