Discovery and Usage

MARC Records

Books at JSTOR offers free MARC records from OCLC. The MARC records are available to all participating institutions, regardless of whether they are OCLC affiliates. A detailed guide to setting up OCLC Collection Manager to receive MARC records for Books at JSTOR titles is available here.  In addition, OCLC has recorded a demonstration that is available on its website.

If you have any questions about the MARC records, please contact us at for assistance.

Discovery Services

JSTOR provides metadata and full text to these discovery partners:
  • Ex Libris – Primo and Alma
  • ProQuest – Summon
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services
For those participating in the Demand-Driven Acquisition program, here’s how to update your link resolver or discovery service knowledge base with the titles in your profile:
  • If your profile includes all titles in Books at JSTOR’s DDA program, you can select the Books at JSTOR DDA target/package to activate all the titles in the knowledge base.
  • If you set up a customized profile, you can obtain MARC records for the items in your profile using OCLC's Collection Manager and load them into your library's OPAC, and set up your discovery product to index the MARC records from your OPAC. Alternatively, you can upload your institution's holdings file into your knowledge base. JSTOR will also send an update file to you on a weekly basis to reflect the addition of new titles that meet your profile criteria.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at

Usage Reports

COUNTER 4 Book Reports 2 and 3 are available through  If you need assistance getting access to reports, please contact for assistance.
For institutions participating in Demand-Driven Acquisition, JSTOR also offers custom usage reports that reflect acquisitions, chapter views, and chapter downloads. To request delivery of this custom report for your institution, please fill out this form.

Holdings File

Participating institutions can access a full list of their institution's ebook holdings on JSTOR.  Please visit to download a KBART-compliant holdings file.

Promoting eBooks to Your Patrons

Request Printed Materials

Books at JSTOR offers printed posters, bookmarks, and table tents that you can display in the library or share with faculty to use in department offices or around campus. To request sets of printed Books at JSTOR promotional materials, please complete this form.  

Sample Faculty Emails

We've created sample announcements to faculty—one for faculty in any discipline, and customized versions for faculty in some of the top disciplines represented on JSTOR. You can modify the text in these announcements based on your purchases and preferences, and use it for email newsletters to faculty at your institution.

Books at JSTOR LibGuides

The Books at JSTOR LibGuide provides users with an introduction to the ebook content and features. English and Spanish versions are now available.

Books at JSTOR Guide - English
Books at JSTOR Guide - Spanish

You can link to the guide from your library website or share it with your users in newsletters, social media, or your other outreach efforts.  In addition, if your library uses LibGuides v2, you can also copy the LibGuide to your own site and then modify it or use parts of it on your own guides.  To do this, log in and select “Create Guide” from your Dashboard, then select “Copy content/layout from an existing guide.”  Choose “Community Guides,” then search for “” and select the guide from the search results.  Enter a title and description, and click “Create Guide” to copy the guide to your site.  You can modify the guide as you wish.  Note that this process creates a copy of the guide, so any subsequent changes made to the original guide will not affect your copy, and vice versa. 

View all of JSTOR's LibGuides at If you have any feedback on the guides, please contact us at

Introductory Video

This one-minute introduction shows faculty and students how easy it is to integrate full-text ebook chapters into their research on JSTOR.  

To embed the video on your library's website, click the "Share" icon (the paper airplane) in the upper right corner of the video below. Then, click the button that says "</>" to access the embed code. Copy the code and add it to your website or blog.

Graphics for Websites

These images may be downloaded and used to announce your institution's participation in Books at JSTOR. 

Note that there are some restrictions on the use of the JSTOR name and logo. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact

Slideshow Graphic

This image is designed to be displayed in a PowerPoint slideshow on monitors in the library.


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