ACLS Humanities eBooks (HEB)

Vendor: ACLS

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of over 5,400 books of high quality in the humanities, accessible through institutional and individual subscription. These titles are offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with thirty-one learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. These are works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature.

  • Full-text books presented in three formats: page-image, text and PDF
  • A fully integrated, cross-searchable platform
  • Unlimited multi-user access
  • Free, downloadable MARC records
  • COUNTER compliant usage statistics

As of August 1, 2018, HEB is live on the Fulcrum publishing platform at Developed by Michigan Publishing and funded through a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fulcrum is the next step in the evolution of HEB. To learn more, visit the Fulcrum page on the ACLS website.

More information is available at ACLS Humanities eBooks (HEB)

2021 Pricing

Annual Subscription

The subscription term is January 1 through December 31. Institutions can subscribe at any time and have their subscription cost pro-rated.

LYRASIS Membership is not required in order to participate in ACLS HEB.

Tier List Price
Very Large Institutions $4,530
Large Institutions $3,262
Medium Institutions $1,751
Small Institutions $1,088
Very Small Institutions $636


LYRASIS has negotiated a central license with the best possible terms. Participating institutions placing new orders will be asked to agree to abide by the terms at that time.


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