e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection

e-Duke Books


e-Duke Books provides access to over 2,800 e-books in humanities and social sciences. The collection includes term access to all available backlist titles as well as perpetual access to at least 120 new e-books published by Duke University Press throughout the year.

All current and backlist titles in e-Duke Books are hosted at read.dukeupress.edu.

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

Collection Features

  • DRM-free: users can print, read online, or download PDFs by chapter
  • Unlimited multiuser access
  • Tiered discounting
  • Perpetual access to purchased content
  • Term access to over 2,600 backlist titles
  • MARC records created by catalogers at Duke University Libraries included at no additional charge
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
  • A deeply discounted print add-on option that includes a paperback copy of each title in the collection for the current year

Included Content

Each year's title list is similar to an approval plan profile: institutions decide annually to purchase access to all available new Duke University Press e-books based on the Press's well-established track record as a leading publisher of cutting-edge scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.

Current title list is provided above. The only Duke titles excluded from the electronic collection are those to which Duke does not hold electronic rights. (Excluded titles are noted.)

e-Duke Books Archive

The Archive includes perpetual access to 1,200 titles published before 2008, when our e-Duke Books collection launched. The collections for 2008 through 2019 are each available for outright purchase at the 2020 collection price.

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 e-Duke Books. Institutions that previously signed a site license for e-Duke Books do not need to resubmit a license.

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.