The Palace Project is a mobile app that allows patrons to stream ebooks and audiobooks from multiple collections. They are a nonprofit platform with the goals of providing equitable access to digital content, protecting patron privacy, and boosting the relationship between libraries and their patrons.
The Palace Project is a division of Lyrasis that partners with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). They are funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The Palace Project is available for both android and apple devices through the Google Play and Apple stores. The app is not currently available for desktop, kindle or nooks.
After downloading the app, open it and select the Burnham Memorial Library from the list. At this point, you will be able to view all of the items available through our collections. When you try to checkout your first item, the app will prompt you for your card number and pin, which it will then save for future checkouts.
If you experience any trouble signing up, please give us a call at 802-264-5660 for assistance.
The Palace Project and Overdrive/Libby
While the Palace Project has its own collection of ebook and audiobooks, the app also includes all of our items from Overdrive/Libby. When you borrow an item from the Overdrive collection in one app, it will appear in both apps. The same thing will happen when you return an item or place a hold/reservation.
While you can check out an unlimited number of items from the Palace Project collection, patrons are still limited to only 3 active borrows from the Overdrive/Libby collection. When you attempt to check out a 4th Overdrive item, the app will instead put a hold/reservation on it.
To check what item a collection is from, click on the title and scroll down to the information section. If the distributor is Overdrive, the item is from our Libby collection. Otherwise it is from the Palace Project collection.