The Palace Project

The New Jersey State Library is providing funding for all New Jersey residents to access the Palace Project.

The Palace Project is an e-reading experience developed by and for libraries. With the Palace app you have access to the library’s digital collections in one place. Enjoy thousands of free books from the Palace Bookshelf as well as titles The New Jersey State Library has purchased through the Palace Marketplace–available exclusively in the app. For more information about the app, click here.

The content on this app includes the Digital Public Library of America-curated Palace Bookshelf of approximately 17,000 items, the perpetually-licensed Boundless (formerly Axis 360) titles purchased by the New Jersey State Library, and items purchased through the Palace Marketplace by the New Jersey State Library. In total, those three collections comprise close to 20,000 items!

The process for signing up for a virtual barcode 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.

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

Step 2: Find your library (New Jersey State Library) in the app

Step 3: Click on Settings

Step 4: Click on Libraries

Step 5: Click on New Jersey State Library

Step 6: Click on Create a Card and follow the instructions

Step 7: Open the verification email you receive and click the verification link. Your virtual library card number will be included in this email

Step 8: Log in to the app and find your first book!

Click here to access the Palace Project FAQ page.

If you have any trouble, please call the library at 908-852-4936 or email