ACLS Humanities E-Book

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of nearly 5,400 books of high quality in the humanities, including digitized versions of already-published titles and a select list of new ("born digital") titles.

The project was originally funded as the ACLS History E-Book Project in June 1999 by a $3-million, five-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional funding from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. The collection launched in September 2002. Now in its second phase, HEB achieved self-sustainability in the spring of 2005 and became ACLS Humanities E-Book in January 2007.

HEB titles are offered by the ACLS in collaboration with 31 learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division of the University of Michigan Library. The result is a collection of works of major importance, recommended and reviewed by scholars, that remain vital and are frequently cited in the literature.

Among its special collections are the ACLS Centennial Series of books authored by prominent contributors over ACLS's history and ACLS Fellows' Publications.  

HEB is accessible through institutional and individual subscriptions. Members of any one of ACLS's 75 societies may purchase an annual subscription at a reduced fee.