Books at JSTOR offers more than 120,000 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 tiered savings based on your institution’s size and JSTOR Archive Collection participation, plus special savings on frontlist subject packages. Participating libraries typically see a low cost per use for JSTOR books.

Content highlights

Open Access

10,000+ Open Access ebooks from leading 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 publishers in 2023: Transcript Verlag (Germany), Intellect Books (UK), and Karolinum Press (Czech Republic).

In addition, these outstanding presses joined our program in 2022:

We’re proud to partner with presses large and small, based in 45 countries around the world, and publishing in 34 languages. This breadth of representation brings diverse perspectives to the scholarly conversation. 

View all 300+ 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.

Comprehensive annual subject packages

Our ebook subject packages offer 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.

The annual packages include English-language ebooks in these widely used 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 280 titles in 35 disciplines across the social sciences and humanities are now freely available on JSTOR.

Join us on the Path to Open

More than 30 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.