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Project Muse eBooks Purchase Offer 2020-2021

Response Deadline: 
January 28, 2021

Subscription Term


January 1, 2021


December 31, 2021

BC ELN is participating in a special end-of-year offer for purchasing Project MUSE ebooks, negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by The Alberta Library (TAL). Through this offer, over 700 book collections are available for purchase with perpetual access.

Orders may be placed until October 31, 2021; however, only orders placed by the January 28, 2021 response deadline will receive the 10% discount. An additional discount of 6.5% will be applied to all orders when the consortial invoice is prepared.

Partner libraries that are joint members of BC ELN and COPPUL are asked to submit responses to BC ELN.




Project MUSE will offer five new subject collections, along with titles from eight additional publishers, in its book collections for the 2021 calendar year. 

  • Art and Architecture
  • Education and Rhetoric
  • Gender Studies
  • Music
  • Science, Technology, and Media

More details about the new collections are available on the vendor's website.




Project MUSE has been a trusted provider of humanities and social science content for the scholarly community since 1995. The MUSE platform offers 100% complete, full-text, journal, book, and related content from over 200 not-for-profit publishers including many of the world's most distinguished university presses, scholarly societies, independent publishers, and academic departments. All content is fully integrated on the MUSE platform for searching and discovery, with the following features:

  • DRM-free
  • Unlimited access and unlimited simultaneous usage
  • Unlimited downloading and printing
  • Responsive mobile interface
  • Compliance with accessibility standards
  • Integration and linking with discovery services
  • Archiving and preservation of all digital content with Portico
  • Reliable 24/7 access
  • Authentication via IP, Shibboleth, referring URL, or secure proxy

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.

Project MUSE offers open access (OA) books and journals from several distinguished university presses and scholarly societies. Through our open access hosting programs, we are able to offer publishers a platform for their OA content which ensures visibility, discoverability, and wide dissemination. These books and journals are freely available to libraries and users around the world.

A list of Project MUSE book collections and book publishers is available on the vendor's website.

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Last updated: January 4, 2021




Response Instructions

To place an order, please fill out the Project MUSE Ebook order form in the Pricing Attachments section below:

  1. On the order form, enter the name and list price of the collection your library wishes to purchase (see the Pricing Model section below for an explanation of the pricing tiers). BC ELN will calculate the final discounts before sending the order to the vendor.
  2. Provide your library's customer number (if a current customer), contact information, and IP address ranges.
  3. Submit the order form to BC ELN by January 28, 2021 to be eligible for the 10% consortial discount.

Please contact the BC ELN Office if you have any questions.



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