North American Academic Libraries

Project MUSE offers six journal collections to North American academic libraries. Pricing levels for the collections for U.S. and Canadian academic and public libraries are divided into five "tiers" based on type of institution as defined by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (2000 edition), and into four "quartiles" based on usage. Usage is defined by the number of full-text downloads per institution during a calendar year, and quartiles are determined by comparing usage levels among institutions in the same tier.

Usage quartiles will be recalculated annually for current subscribers. MUSE will notify by email, no later than August, any subscribers experiencing a change in their usage quartile for the upcoming year's price. All new customers are considered to be in "Quartile 1" until an entire calendar year's worth of usage statistics are available for comparison.

The Project MUSE subscription term is the calendar year January 1-December 31. All subscriptions are entered to expire on December 31; there are no rolling subscription terms. Rates for orders placed after the first of the year will be pro-rated to the number of months remaining in the current term. Please ensure you reference the price table for the correct subscription year. Please direct any questions regarding MUSE prices to our Customer Support.

North American Academic library pricing     

2017         2018                         

Premium Collection

  Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $37,190 $42,180 $47,130 $52,080
Tier 4 $24,790 $27,290 $29,740 $32,240
Tier 3 $17,340 $19,840 $22,190 $24,790
Tier 2 $13,800 $14,320 $15,620 $16,410
Tier 1 $8,330 $8,850 $10,160 $10,940

Standard Collection

  Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $22,430 $25,450 $28,440 $31,420
Tier 4 $14,960 $16,460 $17,940 $19,450
Tier 3 $10,460 $11,970 $13,380 $14,960
Tier 2 $8,330 $8,640 $9,430 $9,900
Tier 1 $5,030 $5,340 $6,130 $6,600

Basic Research Collection

  Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $18,240 $20,690 $23,110 $25,540
Tier 4 $12,160 $13,380 $14,580 $15,810
Tier 3 $8,500 $9,730 $10,880 $12,160
Tier 2 $6,770 $7,020 $7,660 $8,050
Tier 1 $4,090 $4,340 $4,980 $5,360

Basic College Collection

  Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $9,900 $11,230 $12,550 $13,870
Tier 4 $6,600 $7,270 $7,920 $8,590
Tier 3 $4,620 $5,280 $5,910 $6,600
Tier 2 $3,680 $3,810 $4,160 $4,370
Tier 1 $2,220 $2,360 $2,700 $2,910

Humanities Collection

  Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $11,770 $13,350 $14,910 $16,480
Tier 4 $7,840 $8,640 $9,410 $10,200
Tier 3 $5,490 $6,280 $7,020 $7,840
Tier 2 $4,370 $4,530 $4,940 $5,190
Tier 1 $2,640 $2,800 $3,210 $3,460

Social Sciences Collection

  Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $7,210 $8,180 $9,140 $10,100
Tier 4 $4,810 $5,290 $5,770 $6,250
Tier 3 $3,360 $3,850 $4,300 $4,810
Tier 2 $2,680 $2,780 $3,030 $3,180
Tier 1 $1,620 $1,720 $1,970 $2,120

 2018

 Premium Collection

  Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $39,042 $44,291 $49,485 $54,680
Tier 4 $26,028 $28,652 $31,222 $33,847
Tier 3 $18,208 $20,833 $23,294 $26,028
Tier 2 $14,490 $15,037 $16,404 $17,224
Tier 1 $8,749 $9,296 $10,663 $11,483

Standard Collection

  Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $23,105 $26,212 $29,286 $32,360
Tier 4 $15,403 $16,957 $18,478 $20,031
Tier 3 $10,776 $12,329 $13,785 $15,403
Tier 2 $8,575 $8,899 $9,708 $10,193
Tier 1 $5,178 $5,501 $6,310 $6,796

Basic Research Collection

  Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $18,782 $21,307 $23,806 $26,305
Tier 4 $12,521 $13,784 $15,020 $16,283
Tier 3 $8,760 $10,022 $11,206 $12,521
Tier 2 $6,971 $7,234 $7,892 $8,286
Tier 1 $4,209 $4,472 $5,129 $5,524

 Basic College Collection

  Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $10,100 $11,457 $12,801 $14,145
Tier 4 $6,733 $7,412 $8,077 $8,756
Tier 3 $4,710 $5,389 $6,026 $6,733
Tier 2 $3,748 $3,890 $4,244 $4,456
Tier 1 $2,263 $2,405 $2,758 $2,970

 Humanities Collection

  Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $12,120 $13,750 $15,362 $16,975
Tier 4 $8,080 $8,895 $9,693 $10,508
Tier 3 $5,653 $6,467 $7,231 $8,080
Tier 2 $4,498 $4,668 $5,093 $5,347
Tier 1 $2,716 $2,886 $3,310 $3,565

 Social Sciences Collection

  Quartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4
Tier 5 $7,283 $8,262 $9,231 $10,200
Tier 4 $4,855 $5,345 $5,824 $6,314
Tier 3 $3,397 $3,886 $4,345 $4,855
Tier 2 $2,703 $2,805 $3,060 $3,213
Tier 1 $1,632 $1,734 $1,989 $2,142