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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Online Books
Welcome to the International Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Online Books page. This ICI project provides free online PDF files to scholars and students who would not otherwise have access to these resources. These resources are available for persons in countries with a per capita GDP that is substantially lower than the average per capita GDP of the United States and the European Union.
 
Academic presses partnering with SBL Press in this project are Brown Judaic Studies, Catholic Biblical Association, Fortress Press, Gorgias Press, Sheffield Phoenix Press, Westminster John Knox Press and Wiley-Blackwell.

SBL also offers reduced membership rates to individuals in these countries who would like to join and reduced subscription rates to institutions. Individuals from qualifying countries have access to these forms below. For more information, please contact the SBL Customer Service Department .

If you are not from a qualifying country, please visit the SBL Store to order the titles in which you are interested.

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