Here you will find information and resources to help participants get the most out of the Books at JSTOR program. If you need support on the following items, please contact us at support@jstor.org.

MARC records

Free, high-quality MARC records from OCLC are provided for all titles in the Books at JSTOR collections. The MARC records are available to all participating institutions, regardless of whether they are OCLC affiliates.

Download sample MARC Records (mrc)

OCLC Collection Manager MARC Guide (PDF)

OCLC has recorded a webinar on managing JSTOR’s free MARC records through WorldShare Collection Manager. This session provides an overview of navigating the Collection Manager interface, selecting JSTOR collections and titles, configuring your settings, and interpreting reports and records.

Discovery services

JSTOR sends metadata for books and journals on a regular basis via FTP to the following four major Discovery Service providers for indexing in their web-scale discovery platforms:

  • Ex Libris – Primo and Alma
  • ProQuest – Summon
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services

View our full guide to discovery and linking. If you have any questions, please contact us at discoveryservices@ithaka.org.

Open Access books

A growing collection of thousands of high-quality Open Access monographs from 85+ publishers are available at no cost to libraries or users. These titles can be made discoverable to your users through free MARC records or discovery service activation.

Download title list (xlsx)

Download title list (KBART)

Interlibrary loan

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

Usage reports

  • COUNTER 5 reports: JSTOR is COUNTER Release 5 compliant; you can log into JSTOR Admin to access the ebook reports listed below.
    • Book Requests, Excluding OA_Gold (TR_B1): Reports on full-text activity for JSTOR ebooks, excluding Gold Open Access content, as Total_Item_Requests and Unique_Title_Requests. Item_Requests are captured at the chapter level on JSTOR.
    • Book Access Denied (TR_B2): Reports on Access Denied activity for JSTOR ebooks where users were denied access because their institution did not have a license.
    • Book Usage by Access Type (TR_B3): Reports on JSTOR ebook usage showing all applicable Metric_Types broken down by Access_Type.
    • COUNTER 4 Book Reports 2 and 3 are still available for Jan 2017 – April 2019 usage.
  • Usage reports by acquisition model: JSTOR offers reports for institutions and consortia that show usage data in each acquisition model, as well as a summary across all models. Open Access usage reports are also available to all institutions, regardless of participation in our ebook program. You can find more information about these reports, and you can access them through the JSTOR Admin site.

If you have any questions about accessing the usage reports, please contact us at support@jstor.org.

Promoting ebooks to patrons

We have created a Librarian’s Guide to JSTOR complete with JSTOR logos, posters, sample emails, and a quick start guide to help promote ebooks to your patrons. In addition, our LibGuide provides users with helpful resources and research tools related to JSTOR’s ebook program. You can share the full guide with users or copy sections to your own LibGuides.

Explore the LibGuide in English or Spanish.