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Getting started with Books at JSTOR

Account management

JSTOR provides site administrators with various notifications and reports to help manage each acquisition model for books. The automated notifications described below are sent to the registered administrators at each institution/organization. If you have questions about Books at JSTOR account management or about receiving these notifications, please contact JSTOR Support

Title by title/Subject collection purchases

  • If you have purchased books that are not yet available on the JSTOR platform, we will automatically turn on access when those books are released.
  • If you purchased titles through GOBI Library Solutions, you will receive the free OCLC MARC records if you opted in when you set up your account. 

Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA)

  • As new titles that fit your DDA profile become available on JSTOR, we will add them to your account.
  • You will receive a weekly notification of any title additions and removals. These notifications will come from the email address; you may wish to whitelist this email address to ensure you receive the notifications.
  • Once a month, you'll receive statements from JSTOR that list any books that have been triggered for purchase, as well as the remaining balance on your deposit account. You'll also receive a notification when your account’s balance is low. If you’d like to replenish your deposit account or make adjustments to your DDA profile at any time, please contact your Outreach representative.

Evidence-based Acquisition (EBA)

  • Titles are added to EBA throughout the year as publishers join the program or add backlist titles to JSTOR.
  • Each year in January, we add titles from participating presses with a copyright date of three years ago. (For example, in 2023 we added books with a copyright date of 2020.)
  • Occasionally, ebooks are removed from the EBA title set due to rights issues or conversion to an Open Access model.
  • You will automatically receive updates to MARC records or discovery service collections as titles are added or removed.

Interlibrary loan

Books at JSTOR allows interlibrary loan for book chapters. Please view the Terms and Conditions for details.

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