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Read

Every e-book on a single e-reader

An e-reader with every e-book

Deliver immediate and unlimited e-book access to your library community.


Designed to help libraries bridge the digital divide, Read is an e-reader, similar to the Nook or Paperwhite, that presents your customers with unlimited access to over 6,000 e-books from DPLA's Open Bookshelf, plus every e-book your library owns.

What's more, Read ensures your library customers never leave your brand; there is no need to navigate across multiple platforms to download an e-book. 

Experience the latest technology 

Read presents the latest in e-reader technology, including:

  • A 7,8" large display, allowing for 30% more text than the average e-reader
  • Print resolution of 300 dpi, ideal for reading newspapers, comics, or PDF magazines
  • Clear display, with premium lighting, allowing for easy reading - day or night
  • Adjustable fonts and menu size, built with the individual reader in mind

Deliver thousands of e-books


Read provides immediate access to the 6,000+ e-books available through the Open Bookshelf, a digital library collection handpicked by DPLA's Curation Corps of librarians from across the United States. In addition to the Open Bookshelf collection, Read will also deliver all of the e-books within your library.*  



*subject to normal lending rules.