In Short

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.

Loans per month

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Orders

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Libraries networks

  • Réseaux raccordés en production

Books

  • Titres disponibles

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.

The program
Principles and goals 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 developmentLire
Project monitoring
The monitoring, management and evaluation of PNB are split between three authorities: Libraries comission at the Service du Livre (French Ministry of culture and communications) presides over and conduct project evaluation committees in its whole. Two meetings have already takenLire
Support
Technical perimeter Please find on DILICOM's wiki the technical description of all the PNB APIS (Application Programing Interfaces). Version 2.0 has been released on February 2015, and will replace 1.0 version on June 30th. Libraries and booksellers You may planLire

INTEGRATING ALL THE BOOK ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

PNB includes all the book ecosystem and cultural diversity partners: publishers, booksellers and libraries.


Press releases

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.

  • French Publishers Union (SNE)
  • Carel Network
  • French Booksellers Association
  • French Ministry of Culture and Communications
  • Dilicom

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".