Launched in 2014, Prêt Numérique en Bibliothèque is an inter-professional system for the access to digital books in public libraries.
PNB is submitted to a collective monitoring under the authority of the French Ministry of Culture and Communications, thanks to the data delivered by Dilicom, technical manager and trusted third party of the system.
You may find here general information on the activity of PNB: number of libraries connected, number of titles available, of proceeded orders, of loans by users, etc.
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The Belfort media media library joined PNB network on March 16th, 2017. You can access all there online catalog here: http://pmb.territoiredebelfort.fr/pmb/opac_css/
The libraries network of Amiens Métropole joined PNB in March 2017. Gathering 10 public libraries and one specialised in design, this network now provides digital ressources from the publishers. More infos : www.bibliotheques.amiens.fr
The libraries public network of Pays Voironnais is now a PNB partner! Located near Grenoble, it gathers services from 19 public libraries. Please find more infos here !
The library network Ormedo recently joined Prêt Numérique en Bibliothèque. It gathers the media library Ormedo, the public libraries La Bugalière and Le Petit ChantiLire, in the city of Orvault. To get all informations, please visit http://www.bibliotheques-orvault.fr/
An inter-operable program centralized by DILICOM
PNB is a turnkey program operated by DILICOM as a centralized technical provider and a trust third-party.
PNB is an inter-professional project launched in 2012, and managed by Dilicom, with supported from the start by CNL. It is the result of discussions between the various stakeholders. The project relies on « Recommendations for the development of digital reading in public libraries » signed by Ms Fleur Pellerin, French Minister of Culture and Communications, and by actors of the sector after the Congress For Libraries from December 2014.
To reach a balanced and fair integration of ebooks access in public libraries, while ensuring the participation of the whole sector, all the participants agree on the principles listed in the "Recommendations for the development of digital reading in public libraries".