Ocean State Libraries invites you to explore our new platform to access even more ebooks! Palace is a new open source, library-driven ebook experience.
Using the new Palace app, you can find all the ebooks and digital audiobooks in our eZone. In addition, we’ve added even more items to Palace that aren’t available in eZone.
Thank you for your help as we work to expand access to ebooks and digital audiobooks for all Rhode Islanders.
Download the Palace Mobile App
Get Help with Palace
A Brief Overview
Contact the Palace Ebook Team at OSL for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include as much information as you can including the type of device that you are using.
For questions about your library account, please continue to contact your local library directly.
We want you to want to try Palace so we’ve added some special content that you can only find using the Palace app. So far, that includes:
- Graphic novels and comics from Dark Horse, Rosarium, and Valiant.
- Exclusive audiobooks from Audible.
- And more…
Palace represents an opportunity for Ocean State Libraries and its members to address a number of challenges facing libraries:
- All your ebooks in one place.
Palace will eventually allow libraries to bring together ebooks and digital audiobooks from a variety of sources in one convenient place for library users.
- Better pricing and terms.
Due to some monopolies in the library ebook marketplace, libraries face unfriendly pricing and terms that hurt our ability to provide access to rich array of ebooks for our users. Palace helps us to select the best suppliers and improves competition in the marketplace.
- Can I continue to use the Libby app?
Yes. OSL members will continue to support eZone and the Libby app. Palace is still very new, and we want to be sure that this new experience is best meeting the needs of our communities.
- Can I access all content from OverDrive in Palace?
Yes. All OverDrive content is available in Palace. We are also investing in additional content that will only be available using the Palace ebook app.
- Does Palace work on Kindle Paperwhite devices?
No. Kindle device and app users may continue to use the OverDrive experience to download ebooks and audiobooks. (Get help with Overdrive and Libby.
- Does Palace work with Android Auto or Apple Car Play?
Not yet. Palace is under active development. Android Auto and Apple Car Play are on the product road map, and OSL is watching that item closely!