Project MUSE offers access to thousands of books from more than 100 distinguished scholarly publishers in a wide range of subjects within the humanities and social sciences. MUSE offers several acquisition options to accommodate the different needs and budgets of individual schools and school systems. Participating publishers select the titles they offer on the MUSE platform on an annual basis, and decide through which product models they will make their books available on MUSE.
A comprehensive package offering access to more than 60,000 books, the Book Collection Subscription fulfills a critical need for reliable, trusted digital content, supporting class use, student research, information literacy instruction, and continuing education. Major subject areas covered include literature, history, political science and policy studies, philosophy and religion, performing arts, and public health, among others, along with area studies content including African Studies, Asian and Pacific Studies, and Native and Indigenous Studies. New books are periodically added to the collection as they are released throughout the year. Offered to school libraries at a special deeply-discounted rate, the subscription includes access to COUNTER-compliant usage statistics and helpful discovery tools through MUSE's Library Dashboard.
Subscriptions operate on a calendar year term; all subscriptions expire on December 31. There are no rolling subscription terms. No consortium discounts apply to the special school rate.
2021 Subscription $5000
School libraries considering a MUSE Book Collection Subscription may:
Book Collections are available for purchase in a variety of options, including collections by subject or by area studies, as complete collections of all titles released on MUSE from a single publication year, archival collections of backlist titles, and supplemental collections of titles added to the MUSE platform after their initial publication year. Purchase of a MUSE Book Collection conveys perpetual access rights and interlibrary loan permission for the included books. Libraries interested in purchasing MUSE Book Collections may
Many books in the MUSE collections are also available for individual purchase, and MUSE publishers make available for single title purchase a number of books that are not included in any of the collections. MUSE partners with third parties to facilitate the purchasing of individual book titles, allowing libraries to acquire electronic books on MUSE through familiar, established channels. Publishers opt-in to participate in the single title sales program, select the books that will be available, and set the prices for single title purchasing. The purchase of individual books on MUSE conveys perpetual access and ILL rights, and also requires the Project MUSE Book Purchase Agreement.
Single title purchasing is currently available through GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO and ProQuest OASIS. Specific title availability and pricing is accessible through these partners. Libraries are encouraged to contact their preferred vendor for more information on incorporating MUSE books in eApproval plans, receiving title notifications, and how to order individual titles. Direct ordering for individual book titles is not available with MUSE.