University Press Library

With De Gruyter’s University Press Library program, libraries can purchase the complete frontlist collection of 16 prestigious university presses in multi-user access.

The University Press Library started out in 2014 as a pilot project with three university presses and ten participating libraries. The program has since grown to include sixteen presses and has opened up to new institutions.

Promise of the University Press Library

Provide a sustainable business model for the acquisition of the complete electronic front list of participating university presses with no restrictions on the title level while meeting the business and academic needs of both the presses and the libraries.


De Gruyter is a scholar’s press, where focused research finds a home. The missions of De Gruyter and non-profit university presses are aligned: to continue the dedicated publishing of academic texts while supporting both scholars and authors in bringing their research to an audience. The University Press pilot project has been a pillar of De Gruyter’s North American program for more than five years. Now presented as an official business model inspired by Athena, the goddess of wisdom, the University Press Library allows you to add top university press content to your collection – just like adding a new wing to your library.