The University of Chicago renews their Opening the Future membership at CEU Press

Posted by Kira Hopkins on March 19, 2024 at 1440

CEU Press are pleased to announce that The University of Chicago has renewed their initial three year membership of the press’ Opening the Future programme.

The library at The University of Chicago has continued to boost their local collection by subscribing to the East Meets West package. 

This means that staff and students now have unlimited and concurrent access to 50 different eBooks on subjects including the Russia-Ukraine war and its historical, political and cultural context, in addition to their perpetual access to the backlist on their initial membership packages. 

As with all Opening the Future members, The University of Chicago has enhanced their eBook collection with titles relevant to the university’s research and teaching needs - and at the same time their membership fees are funding new frontlist titles in OA format so that everyone, including their users, will benefit from the global open collection it contributes to. 

Through the generous support of member libraries like them all over the world, CEU Press has already been able to publish many new OA books (with more funded and planned) which are freely available for download from Project MUSE, OAPEN, JSTOR and other open platforms. You can read about, and access, all the OA books on the progress page:

If you would like to see how your library might similarly enhance your digital collection by becoming a member of Opening the Future, you can read more about the programme, and sign up in just a few clicks at or sign up directly via Lyrasis or Jisc through your normal invoicing workflow.