Readux, an open source software platform developed at Emory University, offers a web-based space to engage with digitized print materials.

The software provides a user-friendly way to publish critical editions as a stand-alone website and to develop interactive classroom projects. Think of it as a digital reading room where you can browse, search, and take notes in rare materials, then click a button to create a website with your personalized edition for personal and professional scholarly use.

This site is running Readux Legacy. The new Readux, launched in 2020, supports interinstitutional collections and features a new mobile-friendly design. 

contact the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) to learn more.


The Emory University installation of Readux provides multiple layers of access to digitized versions of materials drawn from collections housed in its archives, including:

All volumes in the collection are accessible as PDFs.

Many volumes in the collection can be read via a page-turner reader, identified by a green “Read Online” button that indicates a book that can also be annotated and published as a website.

The Emory Libraries digitization team is happy to consider requests for materials to be added to the Readux collections. Scholars whose requests are approved should allow at least one month for processing.

User Guide

The Emory University collection in Readux is designed for ready use through an array of platforms. Log in using your existing account with one of these channels:





Emory University is pleased to partner with other institutions that are interested in using Readux for their own digital repositories.

Current partnerships include:

If you have questions about using Readux or are interested in becoming a partner institution, please contact the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS).