Purchasing Options


We offer various purchasing models for library purchase across our ebook and journals portfolio on both a perpetual access basis or as an annual license (subscription). All content is offered on an unlimited concurrent user basis.

If you wish to order any of our digital products, please email bup-digital@bristol.ac.uk and we will be pleased to send you pricing options.


We offer a variety of purchasing options to suit the specific requirements of our library customers including:

View comprehensive subscription and pricing information for all options; alternatively, you can email bup-digital@bristol.ac.uk to discuss your requirements.

Journal subscriptions for low- and middle-income countries

We offer free access to all of our journals to institutions in a number of eligible countries through our partnership with Research4Life. Find out more.

eBook Collections

We currently have eight distinct digital collections. Each collection presents an easy-to-use online resource, aiming to provide access to the most recent content in each of their respective fields. Our collections are updated annually, to ensure that each year there is new content for exploration and study. For more information on our collections, click the links below:

When you purchase a collection, you will receive access to the entire subject archive (back to 1995).  You will have the option to “top up” your subject collection by purchasing subsequent modules of relevant collection content on an annual basis. 

Our modules will be available as annual collections providing perpetual access to all e-books released in that year. 

Complete Bristol University Press and Policy eBook collection 

Alternatively, you can access the entire Bristol University Press and Policy Press portfolio. This is our complete archive of 25-years of award-winning publishing across the social sciences and aligned disciplines. 

Purchasing this collection gives perpetual access to over 1700 monographs, policy and practice and recommended reading texts.

Our collections can be purchased via BUP directly or simply email bup-digital@bristol.ac.uk

Single title purchase

All books on Bristol University Press Digital are available to libraries as single title purchases via selected vendors including EBSCO, JSTOR and Proquest 

Individual chapters and articles 

You can buy individual eBook chapters and journal articles to download directly from Bristol University Press Digital. Payment is through PayPal and made directly through the cart option on the site. Please note, you must be signed in to your individual account to make purchases.

Purchasing access to a chapter or article allows you access to the ePUB version via an access code. The content will be available for viewing immediately after purchase, and you will have access for two years after purchasing the item. Content must not be shared or distributed to other users.

Bristol University Press Digital Customised Collection

The flexible nature of Bristol University Press Digital makes it possible to create a custom ecollection for institutions and libraries, giving you the flexibility to purchase the content that is right for your users. There are over 1700 eBooks already on Bristol University Press Digital and new titles are added regularly to the platform when published, ensuring that the most recent research and material is available to purchase.

For further information on curating and purchasing a customised collection, please email bup-digital@bristol.ac.uk. We will aim to contact you with your custom collection price quote within two working days.

To speed things up for a quote: 

  • Create a spreadsheet listing the names of the titles (and ISBN if possible).
  • Email the list of titles together with your name, role or position, institution name and address, potential number of users (FTE or equivalent) and number of sites requiring access to bup-digital@bristol.ac.uk.

Print books 

Print editions of our books are available to purchase directly through BUP or via your preferred vendor.