ProQuest Academic Complete & University Presses Ebook Subscription Package

ProQuest Ebook Academic Complete

In September 2014, the Orbis Cascade Alliance expanded the content in their e-book program by subscribing to what is now ProQuest Ebook Academic Central for the entire consortium. Proquest University Press ebook titles were also made available through the Alliance PQ Academic Complete subscription starting September 2017. This subscription provides over 130,000 e-books from a variety of academic publishers to the members’ patrons. Academic Complete is provided through the ProQuest Ebook Central platform. Academic Complete complements the Alliance’s current publisher-based Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) programs by providing an extensive number of back list titles, including titles from publishers that are not part of the EBA programs


PQ is constantly updating the collection content. Current information is available here including:

  • Number of total titles
  • Number of DRM-free titles
  • Number of non-English titles
  • Number of participating university presses

PQ has two scheduled removals of titles per year, in June and December.

Note: Some titles may be removed outside of these scheduled times.

For assistance, contact the chair of the Ebook Standing Group and/or the Alliance Program Manager for Shared Content, Jesse Holden (

Title List (you can create a login at the webpage if you don’t have one already)

ProQuest University Press Collection

As part of the Alliance subscription, PQ includes the UP collection. This upgrade is provided at no additional charge to Alliance members.

In order for Alliance users to access this content in Primo, the CZ collection ‘Ebook Central University Press’ needs to be activated by each institution. (Remember when activating the collection to add your Ebook central institution code to the “Customer ID” field in the electronic collection when activating it.) No new updates to proxy are necessary because it is on the Ebook Central platform.

Training Resources

ProQuest LibGuides:

Provides information and instructions for all aspects of ProQuest Ebook Central, the platform that hosts ProQuest Central Academic Complete. Includes links for further training and support.

Annual Alliance Usage


Titles Removed from Academic Complete

Management in Alma / Primo

Alliance member libraries are expected to activate the Academic Library collection in the Alma Community Zone. See Policy: Activation of Community Zone Collection for Alliance Ebrary Academic Complete Subscription