Palace Project

Doubles Down-Launches Fall, 2021

The Digital Public Library of American launched in 2013.1

A single point of access. A gateway to America’s cultural riches. Available to everyone. 2

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) amplifies the value of libraries and cultural organizations.

DPLA holds 44,255,644 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States

Go here for the Search Box: DPLA

  • Makes millions of materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country available to all in a one-stop discovery experience.

The Palace Project

The Palace Project will enable the Digital Public Library to double down on our efforts to ensure that everyone, through their libraries, can be informed community members and access the digital knowledge they need to obtain healthcare, refute false news, and participate fully in their classrooms. 3

The Palace Project, a division of LYRASIS, will provide an interoperable, end-to-end system for digital collection management, from hosting to patron experience, based on the open-source codebase from Library Simplified, founded by The New York Public Library. The Palace Platform, launching in early fall 2021, will include a circulation manager and free, easy-to-use patron-facing app, designed with library values in mind. The Palace Platform will empower libraries to take back control of their digital collections, retain their identity, and protect patron privacy, while seamlessly integrating with all the major e-content vendors, including the DPLA Exchange.


O’LEARY, MICK. 2013. “The Digital Public Library of America Opens Its Doors.” Information Today 30 (7): 20–21.


“Digital Public Library of America Website Launched.” 2013. CLIR Issues 92 (March): 1.