Books at Duke University Press
e-Books from Duke University Press

Duke University Press offers several e-book purchase models to allow libraries flexibility based on your collecting strategy.

More about our e-book products (PDF)


As with all Duke University Press e-book titles hosted on, users can enjoy terms adhering to the main principles of the Charlotte Initiative.

  • DRM-free: users can print, read online, and download PDFs by chapter
  • Unlimited multiuser access
  • Tiered discounting
  • No ongoing maintenance fees 

Additional features:

  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
  • MARC records created by catalogers at Duke University Libraries included at no additional charge

Single Titles

We offer our books in print and electronic formats. Librarians can order print books directly from us at Browse by Subject or through Pick-and-Choose ebooks. Duke University Press books are also available through wholesalers and retail booksellers.

Single titles of Duke e-books are also available from select vendors, including Dawson Books, De Gruyter, EBSCO, JSTOR, and ProQuest. 

About our e-Books

We publish around 140 books every year, featuring cutting-edge scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Our books win major awards, including the Lionel Trilling Book Prize, the Katherine Singer Kovacs Award, the Woody Guthrie Award, the Bryce Wood Book Award, the Clifford Geertz Prize, the Ruth Benedict Prize, the Sara A. Whaley Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the Bolton-Johnson Prize, and many others.

Our books are for both scholars and the general public and focus on the following fields:

  • African studies
  • African American studies
  • American studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art and art history
  • Asian studies
  • Asian American studies
  • Chicanx/Latinx studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Film/TV studies
  • Indigenous and Native American studies
  • Music
  • Political and social theory
  • Queer theory/GLBT studies
  • Religion
  • Science studies
  • Women's/gender studies


Please contact to learn more or place an order.