Subscribe

If your institution appears in the list of CIAO subscribers and you are connecting via a campus internet connection, you can expect to gain access to CIAO. If your institution does not appear in the list, contact your institution's library about subscribing to CIAO.
 
For more information about subscribing, please contact us at columbiaonline@columbia.edu.

Pricing

The cost of a subscription is determined by two factors: type of institution and size of institution. We accept individual subscriptions as well.
 
Pricing is for US-based institutions. E-mail columbiaonline@columbia.edu for international pricing.

Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities will be billed on the basis of the full-time enrollment number (FTE). For single campus subscriptions, the following rates apply:
 
Size of Institution (FTE's)
 US Price
Less than 1,000  $600
1,000 to 2,500  $900
2,500 to 10,000  $1100
10,000 to 20,000 $1300
20,001 to 30,000  $1600
30,001 to 40,000 $1800
40,001 to 50,000  $2000
More than 50,000  $2300
 
For community and junior colleges, there is a 20% reduction on the above prices.
 
Consortial pricing is also available. We currently have relationships with several consortia, including Lyrasis, Waldo, SCELC, NERL, and others.

High Schools

High schools receive a special flat rate of $400.

Public Libraries

Public library subscription rates are based on city population number. E-mail columbiaonline@columbia.edu for a quote.

Non-Profit Institutes and Government Departments

Non-Profits will be billed on the basis of the full-time employed number (FTE). For single site subscriptions, the following rates apply:
 
Size of Institute (employees)  US Price
0 to 50  $500
51 to 250  $800
251 to 500  $1200
501 to 1,000  $1500
1,001 to 2,000  $1800
More than 2,000  $2100
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


For-Profit Institutes

For-Profits will be billed on the basis of the full-time employed number of (FTE). For single site subscriptions, the following rates apply:
 
Size of Institute (employees)   US Price
0 to 50  $1200
51 to 250  $1700
251 to 500 $2200
501 to 1,000 $2700
1,001 to 2,000 $3200
More than 2,000 E-mail columbiaonline@columbia.edu

Individuals

Individuals wishing to subscribe to CIAO may do so provided they complete a License Agreement. The current rates for an individual subscription are USD $300. To obtain an Individual License, please write to hp2356@columbia.edu.

Subscription Renewals

All subscriptions begin on July 1st of the calendar year; if an institution wishes to begin its subscription mid-year, the subscription will be pro-rated accordingly. Annual subscription fees are due on July 1st. Columbia University Press shall notify Licensee of the applicable subscription fee for each year in writing at least sixty (60) days prior to the commencement date.