Columbia University Libraries Expands Access to Mobile Ebooks

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce a significant expansion in access to mobile ebooks on the Palace Project mobile app. The Palace Project app provides access to more than 250,000 ebooks from the Libraries’ collections in a single location, improving users’ reading experience and consolidating ebooks from various publishers into one, simplified interface.

Columbia University faculty, students, and staff can download the Palace Project app from the App Store or Google Play, search “Columbia University Libraries,” log in with their UNI and password, and access ebooks. Ebooks from Springer Nature, Proquest Ebook Central, and others are available now, and more titles will be added on an ongoing basis.

To search ebooks that are currently available, download the Palace Project app and add Columbia University Libraries. Users can also click the “Read on Palace” link CLIO records, when available. For more help on using Palace, see the Libraries’ guide to the app.

Millions of items from the Libraries’ collections are already accessible online through CLIO. With Palace, ebooks are available in a streamlined, digital format (though titles will continue to be available in other formats through publishers).

The Palace Project app expands access to ebooks from the Libraries’ collections.

Note that a limited number of ebooks will remain accessible via the Libraries’ earlier SimplyE app through December 31, 2022. Afterward, though Columbia’s collections will no longer be available in SimplyE, you may continue to use SimplyE to access New York Public Library ebooks with an NYPL Library Card.