Pick-and-Choose e-Books



This model allows institutional customers to purchase e-books title by title with volume discounts available beginning at 25 books. Institutions can choose titles from across our list of e-book content in the humanities and social sciences. 

Please note this model does not replace our existing e-Duke Books and subject collection models, which offer higher per-title discounts. 

This model was designed for institutions seeking the ability to curate their e-book purchases. Duke University Press e-books include titles that are foundational in their disciplines as well as important new scholarship in cutting-edge fields. Subjects where we are particularly strong include anthropology, gender studies, cultural studies, Latin American studies, and critical ethnic studies. 

All Duke University Press e-books are hosted at read.dukeupress.edu.

Individual titles in electronic format are available from select vendors, including ProQuest, EBSCO, and Dawson Books.

Product Features

  • Volume-based discounting
  • Perpetual access to purchased content
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
  • No ongoing maintenance fees
  • MARC records created by catalogers at Duke University Libraries included at no additional charge. (Libraries may extract select MARC records; we 
    do not provide custom MARC packages at this time.)
  • Unlimited multiuser access
  • DRM-free: users can print, read online, or download PDFs by chapter
  • Trial access available

Electronic Access

Before orders can be processed, Duke University Press must receive prepayment and have a signed site license agreement on file, unless other arrangements have been made. Prepayment must be sent to

Duke University Press
Customer Relations
905 W. Main St., Suite 18B
Durham, NC 27701
+1.919.688.5134 (ph), +1-919-688-2615 (fax)

Institutions will receive a confirmation email when access is activated.


Duke University Press requires a site license agreement in order to grant access to selected Duke University Press e-books.

Any questions regarding the site license can be directed to the Library Relations and Sales Manager at +1.919.687.3655 or libraryrelations@dukeupress.edu.

e-Book Site License (PDF)

Usage Statistics

Please access the Institutional Administrator Dashboard to download your COUNTER-compliant usage statistics. If you have not received setup instructions for the Dashboard, please email platformqueries@dukeupress.edu.