The OLH Open Consortial Offer

The Open Library of Humanities welcomes expressions of interest from consortia, societies, networks and scholarly projects interested in joining the OLH as a bloc.

We also believe that it is crucial for collective actors to be aware of their options, and of the benefits of acting together in solidarity. The alternative is the prisoner’s dilemma scenario familiar to universities negotiating with legacy publishers. We know that we are all stronger when discussion is frank and transparent. 

Our current offer for consortial groups is a discount of 5% if a group of 10 institutions joins; a discount of 10% if 20 institutions join; and a discount of 15% if more than 30 join. Discounts are applied to each institution's fee.

In an era of escalating big deal costs and Article Processing Charge inflation, you and your colleagues can choose a new deal instead!

For inquiries, please email