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Please keep in mind that no two browsers (or two versions of the same browser) will display pages in exactly the same way. Also, organizational or personal settings might influence the platform’s appearance.

Is Brill Scholarly Editions OpenURL-compliant?

No. Brill Scholarly Editions does not yet support OpenURL.

Does Brill Scholarly Editions make use of DOIs?

Yes. A digital object identifier (DOI) is available for every publication on Brill Scholarly Editions, and for every separate version within an edition.

DOIs are included in the bibliographical data on the information cards in the text group and work pages in the library, and in the Cite this widget in the viewer.

Does Brill Scholarly Editions provide MARC records for subscribing institutions?

Yes. Machine readable cataloguing (MARC) records can be downloaded from These records are NACO, SACO, AACR2, and RDS compliant. No KBART files are available.

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The site uses cookies for purposes of access management and usage analytics. Please see the Brill privacy statement.

Do I need to install any fonts?

No. Brill Scholarly Editions packs all required fonts in the pages that contain the text.

Can I use the website on mobile devices?

Yes. Responsive design allows Brill Scholarly Editions to be used on almost all devices: desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.

Can I use the website with cookies disabled?

No. The site uses cookies for purposes of access management and usage analytics. Please see the Brill privacy statement.

Does Brill Scholarly Editions provide user statistics reports?

Yes. Usage of Brill Scholarly Editions is registered.


As of 1 July 2021, Brill has implemented a new access management system for its Scholarly Editions platform, called LibLynx (login here). Usage data from Liblynx is available in Counter 5 format for all data collected since July 2021. If you have any questions about how to access your Liblynx administrative account, please contact our Sales team.


COUNTER Usage reports for resources available on Scholarly Editions but previously published on Brill’s Reference Works platform will remain available via Brill Subscriber Services until 31 December 2021. All data tracked prior to 1 July 2021 is exclusively listed at Brill Subscriber Services in both BR1 and DB1 reports. This concerns the following resources:

  • Classic Arabic Texts Online
  • The Context of Scripture Online
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Non-Biblical Texts
  • Flavius Josephus Online
  • Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online
  • Jacoby Online
  • Lexicon Gregorianum Online
  • Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online

More information about library admin portals and accessing Brill’s online resources can be found on this page. For questions, contact our Sales team.

What access methods does Brill Scholarly Editions support?

Access to Brill Scholarly Editions can be secured in the following ways:

  • username and password
  • IP authentication
  • SAML (Shibboleth and OpenAthens)
  • Passcode

Please see this page for more information.


Brill Scholarly Editions supports EZProxy.

The URLs required by EZProxy take the form For example, for Classic Arabic Texts Online.

Managing IP addresses

Brill Scholarly Editions supports IP address authentication. Updating your institution's IP addresses is done by our Sales Support team. Please see this page for more information.

Does Brill Scholarly Editions support SUSHI?

Yes. COUNTER reports registering usage of Brill Scholarly Editions can be exported in XML format. Librarians can import these files into their own SUSHI application.

Please see this page for more information in the context of COUNTER5.

Please see this page for more information in the context of COUNTER4.

Does the website meet global accessibility standards?

Yes. Brill Scholarly Editions supports AA criteria of WCAG 2.0. and should work with most screen-reading software. Please have a look at our Accessibility statement.


Which content can Google, and other search engines, access on Brill Scholarly Editions?

They can crawl the library. The contents of the viewer is off limits to them, unless in Open Access.

Which discovery services contain metadata from Brill Scholarly Editions?

Metadata from Brill Scholarly Editions is provided to the following discovery services:

  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • OCLC
  • Summon
  • OCLC WorldCat
  • Ex Libris ALMA

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Whom can I contact if I have a question?

Please contact our Sales Support team, putting "Scholarly Editions" in the subject line, or reach out to our sales staff directly.