JSTOR offers flexible acquisition options to suit your collection strategy and budget. We can provide holdings comparisons and recommendations based on your institution’s usage data for journals and Open Access ebooks. Savings are available on every book, and since the ebooks are integrated with journals on our popular platform, libraries typically see high usage and a low-cost per use for ebooks on JSTOR.
Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA)
Evidence-Based Acquisition offers unlimited access to 73,000 high-quality backlist scholarly ebooks from 100+ publishers in the 2024 program for a set upfront fee. After one year of unlimited access, you can select titles to acquire using the usage data as a guide. This model can help you meet the research needs of your patrons while controlling costs, simplifying workflows, and incorporating both usage data and librarian expertise in your acquisition strategy.
Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA)
Demand-Driven Acquisition offers access to a large set of titles for discovery and use, but your library only pays for those that reach a threshold of usage. This model allows libraries to align purchases more closely with patron needs, and ensures that you’ll never pay for titles that go unused. Libraries can manage their DDA workflows directly through JSTOR, through GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, or through ProQuest’s OASIS or Rialto marketplaces.
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:
- Art & Art History
- Language & Literature
- Political Science
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. Titles in high demand across our participating institutions include As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance (University of Minnesota Press), Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press), and From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century (UNC Press).
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.
Use the form on this page to request the title list in your areas of interest as well as the savings available to your institution.
You can build a customized collection by selecting ebooks from our full title list or by using criteria such as publisher, discipline, and copyright year. We can work with you to provide holdings comparisons or recommendations based on turnaway data.
Workflow options to meet your library’s needs
To support our participants’ established workflows, we have partnered with both EBSCO and ProQuest to offer libraries the option of managing ebook collection development and acquisitions through their tools.
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO offers JSTOR ebooks through eApproval programs, new title notifications, title-by-title firm orders, or Demand-Driven Acquisition.
ProQuest’s Rialto and OASIS marketplaces now offer JSTOR ebooks for title-by-title ordering, slip notifications, approval programs, selection plans, and Demand-Driven Acquisition. Learn more.
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.