For Librarians

University of Michigan Press (UMP), a library-based publisher, endeavors to advance the values of the library community and adhere to best practices when creating, presenting, and selling its peer-reviewed, faculty-selected titles. UMP aims to make its books available as broadly as possible with library-friendly terms, while fulfilling the University of Michigan's requirements for it to be largely self-sustaining.

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

The UMP Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) is a comprehensive collection of the University of Michigan Press’s scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries. The UMP EBC is fully accessible on Fulcrum, a leading community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fulcrum offers users the ability to read books with associated digital enhancements, such as: 3-D models, embedded audio, video, and databases; zoomable online images, and interactive media. You can see sample open access titles at: .

When a library invests in UMP EBC content it is also supporting the sustainability of open source, community accountable infrastructure.


  • Complete coverage of new UMP scholarly ebook titles
  • At least 80 new books annually
  • Over 1,000 title backlist

Key features:

  • Follows accessibility standards
  • Public Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Version 2.1
  • Irrevocable perpetual access and archival preservation rights
  • OpenURL compliant
  • Optimized for mobile devices
  • Unlimited, multi-users
  • DRM-free
  • EPUB 3 reader. EPUB 3 and PDF downloads
  • Metrics dashboard including COUNTER 5
  • COUNTER-compliant statistics
  • Free KBART and MARC records
  • Select titles enhanced with multimedia

Other ways to Purchase UMP Ebooks

UMP EBC is the best option for libraries that wish to acquire the comprehensive scholarly output of UMP on the most library- and user-friendly terms. With the aim of providing the maximum choice for libraries, UMP sells select ebook titles to libraries through JSTOR, Project Muse, EBSCO, ProQuest, and OverDrive with a variety of licensing and pricing models.

Open Access

UMP publishes an increasing number of Open Access books that are widely-available through retailers and platforms including: JSTOR, Project Muse, OAPEN, and Ingenta Open. UMP also works with its partner platforms to ensure libraries are not charged for open access books. Visit the Open Access page for more information.


Print books are available through a wide range of library wholesalers and retailers or directly from the press’s distributors.