Bucknell University Press, Bucknell University Libraries, and Rutgers University Press Announce Digital Commons Publication of Bucknell University Press eBooks

LEWISBERG, PA – February 14, 2020 – Bucknell University Press and its distributor Rutgers University Press announce the open availability of books published since 2018 to the Bucknell University campus community. Titles published in this window are available to read in their entirety through the Bucknell Digital Commons and Bucknell University Libraries.  

This collection makes eBooks available to Bucknell students, faculty, staff, and alumni with log-in credentials at no cost, allowing readers to discover cutting-edge Bucknell University Press titles in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences, as well as some literary nonfiction and fiction in translation. 

“Central to Bucknell University Press’s mission is the responsibility to disseminate the new work we publish by all possible means and methods. I’m therefore grateful to our innovative partner Rutgers University Press and to Bucknell Library & Information Technology staff for helping us make this collection of scholarly and general interest books open and freely available to the Bucknell community. We hope the result will be wider engagement with their contents and opportunities for future collaboration.” – Suzanne E. Guiod, Director, Bucknell University Press  

“We are very excited that the Bucknell University community will have free access to the books published by Bucknell University Press.  This is something we always wanted, but were not able to do before, but our partnership with Rutgers University Press is now making this possible” – Param Bedi, Vice President for Library & Information Technology, Bucknell University 

“With our partnership with Bucknell University Press, we have together been able to return BUP’s publishing operations to the university press community from a commercial environment, and making their books available to the Press’ home institution reflects our service to and support from the institutions that give us the ability to continue publishing excellent scholarship and books.” – Micah Kleit, Director, Rutgers University Press 

The collection, along with a link to purchase print copies of digital titles, is available to Bucknell community members here: https://digitalcommons.bucknell.edu/bucknell-press/index.2.html 

Founded in 1968 and internationally distinguished in Iberian, Latin American, Irish, and 18th-century studies, Bucknell University Press has been publishing books in the arts, humanities, and social sciences for more than 50 years. The Press supports Bucknell University’s commitments to inclusion and cultural engagement and through its publishing activities enhances the University’s reputation for intellectual inquiry and academic excellence nationally and globally. 

Library & Information Technology provides leadership, resources and expertise that empower Bucknell students, faculty and staff to engage in intellectual exploration, to create and share knowledge, and to implement solutions that further the University’s mission. 

Rutgers University Press is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to scholars, students, and the general reading public. The Press reflects and extends the University’s core mission of research, instruction, and service. We enhance the work of our authors through exceptional publications that shape critical issues, spark debate, and enrich teaching throughout the world for a wide range of readers. 


Media Contact: 

Courtney Brach, Publicity Manager for Rutgers University Press and Bucknell University Press | Courtney.Brach@rutgers.edu | 848.445.7775 

Dan Heuer, Head of Discovery and Access Services, Bucknell University | rheuer@bucknell.edu