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Project MUSE Book Products for Public and School Libraries

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 purchase and subscription options to accommodate the different research needs and budgets at academic institutions. 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.

Book Collections

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. Two subscription options, with access but not perpetual ownership or ILL rights, are also available. Libraries interested in MUSE Book Collections may

Individual Books

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, with specific title availability information accessible through the GOBI platform. Libraries are encouraged to contact GOBI/EBSCO for more information on incorporating MUSE books in eApproval plans, receiving title notifications, and how to order individual titles.