Books at JSTOR offers more than 132,000+ ebooks from renowned scholarly publishers, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR’s easy-to-use platform.

As a not-for-profit with a mission to serve the academic community, JSTOR works closely with librarians, publishers, and scholars to develop this offering. We focus on delivering great content and experiences to researchers—and great value to academic libraries.

We’ve found that ease of use is critical to driving usage and impact of scholarly monographs. Our platform offers an unlimited, DRM-free access model, the ability to cross-search ebooks and journal articles, and chapter-level discovery. It’s easier than ever for researchers to discover and access the important scholarship in tens of thousands of academic books.

Key features

High-quality content: We’re proud to work with leading academic publishers from around the world, including university presses, public policy organizations, and independent presses.

Integration with journals: Users can search across the full text of ebooks and journals on JSTOR.  Placing the ebooks into users’ existing research workflows helps increase discovery and usage.

Ease of use: All ebook chapters are available exclusively in a DRM-free, unlimited-user model. They work just like the journal articles on JSTOR, with unlimited simultaneous use, PDF downloads, and printing, and no need to log in or use special software.

Savings: We offer savings discounts which are calculated annually based on your institution’s JSTOR Archive Collection participation level, plus your annual books spend in the prior year. Since ebooks are integrated with journals and primary sources on our popular platform, libraries typically see a low cost per use for JSTOR books.

Content highlights

  • Open access
    11,000+ open access ebooks from over 130 publishers are now available on JSTOR, at no cost to libraries or users.
    • Books at JSTOR welcomes new publishers

      Books at JSTOR continues to expand, and we are thrilled to welcome the following new outstanding presses who recently joined our program:

      We’re proud to partner with presses large and small, based in 45 countries around the world, and publishing in 42 languages. This breadth of representation brings diverse perspectives to the scholarly conversation. 

      View all 325+ participating publishers in the Books at JSTOR program. To discuss ebook acquisition options and savings available to your library, request information from your JSTOR representative.

      • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion ebook content: Savings available on customized collections

        To support libraries that are selecting ebooks for courses related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we have curated a list of academic titles aligned with the following topics:

        • Asian Studies
        • Black Studies
        • Civil Rights, Human Rights, & Social Justice
        • Disability Studies
        • Discrimination & Racism
        • Gender Studies
        • Gerontology Studies
        • Hispanic Studies
        • Immigration & Refugee Studies
        • Indigenous Studies
        • Islamic Studies
        • Jewish Studies
        • LGBTQ+ Studies
        • Poverty & Economic Disparity
        • Women’s Studies

        The titles were contributed by university presses and other leading scholarly publishers, ensuring that the list is composed of high-quality scholarship on these important topics.

        You can review the titles and narrow by area of focus, publication year, publisher, and price to create a collection customized to the curriculum needs of your institution.

        Contact us to request the title list in your areas of interest as well as the savings available to your institution.

        • Ebook subject packages

          Our ebook subject packages is an easy way to acquire frontlist and backlist ebooks in over 60 disciplines. Offering significant savings on unlimited-access, DRM-free content from more than 200 scholarly publishers, including university presses like Princeton, Yale, and California as well as respected independent publishers.Packages have been built from 2014 through 2023 and includes English-language ebooks in these popular subject areas:

          • Anthropology
          • Art & Art History
          • Education
          • History
          • Language & Literature
          • Law
          • Philosophy
          • Political Science
          • Religion
          • Sociology

          All of JSTOR’s ebook packages provide substantial savings, simple acquisition workflows, and perpetual access with no recurring fees.

          Contact us for information on the savings available to your institution.

          • Partnerships with Iberoamérican publishers

            We’ve partnered with high-quality publishers in Latin America and Spain to make important scholarship in Spanish and Portuguese available to researchers around the world.A partnership led by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project is working toward a sustainable open access model for monographs to be developed and supported by the library community. More than 475 titles across the social sciences and humanities are now freely available on JSTOR.

            • Join us on the Path to Open
              More than 40+ university presses and hundreds of authors are part of Path to Open, a new pilot program that supports libraries’ efforts to increase cultural diversity and invest in sustainable OA solutions while reducing financial risk for academic publishers to invest in authors and their scholarship.
            Success story
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            Victoria University of Wellington’s successful ebook strategy

            Find out how they partnered with JSTOR to meet their needs for flexibility, control, and transparency

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            In the media
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            JSTOR illustrates the positive impact of open access

            A Library Journal article and webcast demonstrates how open access monographs are receiving significantly more use and are cited more often than non-open counterparts.

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            JSTOR partners with Schweitzer to support library ebook sales in Germany

            Image credit: Vincent van Gogh. Oleanders and Books (detail). 1888. Visual Arts Legacy Collection.

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            JSTOR recognized for driving usage of Knowledge Unlatched open access books

            Image credit: William Michael Harnett. A Study Table (detail). 1882. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York.

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