​Software services that enhance community engagement and provide seamless access to digital content.

The Ebooks and Community Engagement division of Lyrasis, composed of The Palace Project, BiblioBoard and Indie Author Project, creates and hosts software services with a non-profit, library-focused mission to help strengthen the library’s role at the center of their communities.

Our passion lies in finding creative solutions to shared challenges across the industry including book bans, unfavorable licensing terms, support for local authors and creatives, and streamlined access to more of your library’s catalog in one simple app.

Support local authors with the Indie Author Project

Support your local author community through every stage of their writing process.

  • Easily format, design and create professional-quality print-ready and ebook files in Pressbooks Public
  • Support the creation and sharing of work from local authors across the U.S., Canada and beyond through the Indie Author Project
  • Expand discovery, distribution and visibility of local content from your community and beyond by connecting library patrons with great indie-published books

Create and share unique, local content with BiblioBoard

Give your patrons the power to create and share unique, local content, by and for your community.

  • Create multimedia collections showcasing area musicians, championing local writers, preserving forgotten community histories and so much more
  • Make your library a center for digital creativity while supporting patron and community needs

Discover it all (and more!) in The Palace app

Discover content from multiple providers in one easy-to-use app.

  • Manage and curate your patrons’ experience with library-focused tools
  • Seamlessly access unlimited, simultaneous-use content without holds, waits or checkouts
  • Discover flexible licensing terms and exclusive content from Amazon Publishing, Audible and more in our robust marketplace

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