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E-Books Guide

Using JSTOR Arts & Sciences Open Access titles

More than 3,000 Open Access ebooks are now available via JSTOR. These titles reflect JSTOR’s high standards for quality content and are freely available for anyone in the world to use. Users won’t need to register or log in, and there are no DRM restrictions or limits on chapter PDF downloads or printing. The ebooks are also preserved in Portico, ensuring that they will be available to researchers in perpetuity. 


Open Access books are freely available


Freely available via the JSTOR open content webpage

Selected titles via library catalogue 


Open the chapter in your PDF reader and print from the PDF file

Although there are no printing/copying restrictions imposed by JSTOR, please be aware that such usage is still subject to the usual copyright restrictions​


JSTOR e-books can be downloaded or read online 

To download, select the chapter you want from the table of content, Click on 'I Accept, Proceed to PDF' to accept JSTOR’s terms and conditions.

If you have set up a MyJSTOR account, this includes an acceptance of the JSTOR terms and conditions so you will not be prompted again.  

Downloading on Apple Devices

Once you have clicked on the download option and accepted the terms & conditions, books will open in Safari by default. To choose your own reader, click on ‘More…’ or use ‘Open in…’ to use the reader already in use. The document will be saved to your device (in iBooks, Adobe Reader, BlueFire Reader etc)

For more information on downloading PDFs see the JSTOR troubleshooting guide



The JSTOR platform is compatible with screen readers, including JAWS. Images have 'informational text alternatives', while image-based PDFs can be read with screen readers (JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).
It is possible to zoom text up to at least 200%, and to change font size and colour via browser settings. 

The JSTOR accessibility policy is available here.