JSTOR is now partnering with Schweitzer Fachinformationen, a leading library service provider, to sell ebooks to academic and public libraries in Germany. Schweitzer serves more than 200 libraries throughout the country. Through this new arrangement, these libraries will be able to easily acquire affordable, high-quality DRM-free ebooks available on the JSTOR platform from premier scholarly presses as part of their existing library workflows.

Starting on June 1, 2024, libraries can select and order individual titles from the more than 132,000 books available on JSTOR through the Schweitzer system. The books span a multitude of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as well as languages and are both front and back list titles. All books are fully searchable and integrated with JSTOR’s vast collections of journals, images, and primary sources—which are already widely used at German institutions.

“We know acquiring ebooks can be complicated for libraries. We’re excited to work with Schweitzer to help German libraries more easily acquire JSTOR ebooks that serve their communities’ research and teaching needs and to make this scholarship accessible on a platform their faculty and students already use and trust,” says Rebecca Seger, Vice President of Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships at ITHAKA.

Interested libraries should contact their Schweitzer representative.