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The Palace Project App for NYU Libraries

An overview of the Palace e-reader mobile app for NYU Libraries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which titles are available in The Palace Project app?

  • During this pilot phase around 280,000 (out of NYU's 3 million) e-books are available in The Palace Project app. All e-books are discoverable in the app and through NYU Libraries' catalog.

How many books can I download and keep on my "My Books" bookshelf?

  • User can keep a maximum of 10 downloaded titles in My Books. Users can tap on the “Return” button to return books and download other titles.

How long will my bookmarks be saved?

  • Bookmarks are saved during the 14 loan period. After the loan period ends, the bookmarks will be removed.

What is the expected download speed?

  • Download speeds can vary depending on rights authentication needed.

Who is developing The Palace Project software?

  • The Palace Project is an open source platform developed by Lyrasis. The Palace Project is used by hundreds of public, state, and academic libraries. The system is expanded from the original SimplyE software which was first developed by the New York Public Library.

How can I get help or give feedback?