Your Titles. Your Budget. Your Choice. MUSE Books Custom Collections

Project MUSE Books Custom Collections

Project MUSE Books Custom Collections offer libraries ultimate flexibility to customize their acquisitions and make the best use of available funds for the most needed content. Design a collection the easy way by filtering our nearly 100,000 available titles on criteria such as subject, publisher, and publication date, or more closely curate a collection by making individual title selections. Easily add electronic access for existing print holdings, instantly gain resources to support a new program/major, or quickly address course needs with a collection tailored to instructor requests.

The MUSE platform hosts books from more than 200 respected university presses, scholarly societies, and related not-for-profit publishers, across a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines including literature, history, cultural studies, education, religious studies, the arts, politics and policy studies, area studies, public health, gender studies, anthropology, philosophy, ecology, media studies, literary fiction and poetry, and many more. All books are DRM-free, with unlimited simultaneous use, downloading, and printing, making them ideal for both research and class use.

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More About Books Custom Collections

More than 80,000 books from over 200 distinguished not-for-profit publishers can be added to your custom collection purchase. All books on Project MUSE are DRM-free and offer:

  • Unlimited simultaneous usage, downloading, and printing
  • Responsive, accessible, mobile-friendly platform
  • Support for discovery (MARC, KBART, vendor integration)
  • COUNTER-compliant usage reports
  • Archiving and preservation via Portico

Customize your selection by filtering our extensive title list by subject, publisher, publication date, and price, to create a collection that contains only the titles you need, and suits your available budget. Or, provide us with a list of specific titles you are seeking, and we’ll build you a collection that offers the best value on your purchase. Because you control the titles included in your custom collection, you’ll never have to worry about duplicating titles already owned elsewhere. Acquire just a few books as needed, or instantly expand your subject coverage with a large purchase of essential, richly relevant titles from trusted scholarly presses.

Pricing for Books Custom Collections

Pricing for Project MUSE Books Custom Collections is based upon the current institutional digital list price for each included title, as provided by the book’s publisher. Publishers may adjust their pricing at any time.

Libraries interested in large custom collection purchases, or consortium/shared purchases, are encouraged to contact MUSE Sales for assistance with collection development, pricing, and ordering.

Please note that some books have been designated by the publisher as not eligible for any discounts - these titles may still be included in custom collections, but will be charged at full price. You may choose to omit these titles when designing your custom collection.

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