Benefits of the Library membership program

OAPEN provides a platform for the dissemination of open access books through the OAPEN Library, creating a quality controlled collection of open access books and improving visibility and discoverability of the collection.

OAPEN offers Institutions a membership scheme to help sustain its services, interested libraries can contact Niels Stern at stern[@] to find out more. OAPEN also works with Knowledge Unlatched to provide the OAPEN Library membership to institutions globally, to become a member through Knowledge Unlatched please visit or contact Knowledge Unlatched at info[@]

The membership includes various services and benefits:

Deposit Service

The Deposit Service consists of an institutional uploading service for OA books by researchers from the institution, thereby making OA books from the institution available through the OAPEN Library. OAPEN members can make use of this service at no extra charge.


OAPEN members are entitled to customised feeds, integrating the metadata of OAPEN and DOAB collections of OA monographs, in MARC21 or other formats, enhanced with ISBN numbers of other (non-OA) editions.

Usage reports

OAPEN members can receive regular reports regarding the usage of OAPEN collections within their institution.

General reports

Through its services for various stakeholders in scholarly communication, OAPEN is in a unique position to follow the transition to OA for monographs. OAPEN members will receive reports tracking developments in the transition to OA, such as OA book publishers and models, licensing, policies, projects, and the growth of publications and usage.


OAPEN members are listed on OAPEN’s website.


Members support OAPEN with an annual fixed membership fee. The annual membership fee in 2020 is:

  • €2500 / $3075 / £2200

In countries with an existing tiered pricing model based on the size of the institution, tiered pricing ranges from:

  • €1000 - €2500 per year
  • $1230 - $3075 per year
  • £880 - £2200 per year

Interested libraries can contact OAPEN directly by contacting Niels Stern at stern[@] or via Knowledge Unlatched at info[@] For technical issues, please contact Ronald Snijder, r.snijder[@]