BibliON, the free digital library of the state of São Paulo, is an initiative of the Secretariat of Culture, Economy and Creative Industry of the state of São Paulo, and is managed by SP Leituras. Created from a pilot project, it was launched in January 2020 with over a thousand books. Currently the platform offers its subscribers a collection of approximately 17 thousand books and also a series of cultural events.
In conjunction with the São Paulo State System of Public Libraries, BibliON provides training for professionals in the areas of Culture, Librarianship and Information Science, Reading and Literature. Furthermore, it aims to expand and enhance the supply of books and activities for all libraries in the state of São Paulo.
In 2023, BibliON was the winner of the Seleção Mobile Award in the category Innovation with Social/Environmental Impact through popular vote. And it was also a finalist for the PublishNews Award in the Innovation of the Year category.
Currently, BibliON’s collection consists of digital books, audiobooks, videos and audios, available for loan to everyone. The diversity of titles covers general literature, romance, children’s fiction, poetry, biography, fantasy, philosophy, thrillers and many other genres. The collection also includes social sciences, humanities, health and many other areas of knowledge.
By providing free online books, the library contributes to the publishing market and guarantees the protection of copyright and intellectual property of everyone involved in the production of the work.
BibliON also has a diverse cultural program, including online reading clubs aimed at different audiences and genres, training, workshops and chats with writers, in addition to the production of podcasts and video series.
How does it work?
The user can borrow up to two books simultaneously, for 15 days. On the BibliON app it is possible to organize lists, mark favorite books, share a book as a reading tip on social media, reserve a book, view your history and suggest new books purchases. The search system allows the user to use different filters, such as theme, author, category and title. Books can be previously downloaded into a mobile device for later reading without the need to use cell phone data. The application also has accessibility features such as font size and screen contrast, different reading modes for day or night and texts reading with synthesized voice.
To use this free service, simply register and download the application available on Google Play and the Apple Store.
SP Leituras – São Paulo Library and Reading Association – is a non-profit organization founded in June 2010 with the mission of planning and developing projects that contribute to encouraging the right and promotion of culture, reading and literature. It manages the São Paulo Library (BSP), the Parque Villa-Lobos Library (BVL), the São Paulo State System of Public Libraries (SisEB), BibliON (the digital library of the State of São Paulo) and the Aúthos Pagano Cultural and Higher Studies Center for the Secretariat of Culture, Economy and Creative Industry of the State of São Paulo. Both BSP and BVL were finalists of international awards for excellence in the segment. In 2021, the Instituto Doar elected SP Leituras the best NGO in Brazil in the Culture category and, for the fourth consecutive year, one of the 100 Best NGOs in Brazil. The revitalization and management of the corporate library of one of the largest public companies in the State of São Paulo, Sabesp, are also under the responsibility of SP Leituras.
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