How to subscribe

The Oxford English Dictionary is available by subscription to institutions and individuals.

To celebrate the OED‘s 90th birthday, we are pleased to offer annual individual OED subscriptions at a reduced rate of $90 (usually $295) from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019. For this annual rate, you’ll have full unrestricted access to the OED Online – including quarterly updates!

You can also find out more about our Developing Countries Initiative.

How to order

Individuals: customers outside North and South America

An individual subscription to the OED Online offers unrestricted access to more than 1,000 years of the English language.

To subscribe online and take advantage of our 90th birthday offer, please visit our personal subscription shop and use the promotional code OED90.

Details about individual OED subscriptions:

For complete pricing information or subscription enquiries, please use the contact form or contact the OUP customer service team Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm GMT using the details below.

Online Products,
Oxford University Press,
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford,
OX2 6DP,
United Kingdom

Tel:+44(0) 1865 353705

Fax: +44 (0) 1865 353659


Individuals: customers in the Americas

Love the OED, but can’t commit to a full year subscription? You can also enjoy access to the OED Online on a monthly basis. For a low monthly rate of $29.95, this is great value with no commitment.*

Gift subscriptions are now available for your word-loving friends and family. Choose either a 6-month or an annual gift subscription. Recipients will receive a personalized e-mail letting them know about the fantastic gift you have arranged for them!

For more information or subscription inquiries, please contact the OUP customer service team Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST using the details below.Customer Support – Online Subscriptions
Oxford University Press
198 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Tel: 1 800 334 4249 ext 6484

Fax: 1 212 726 6476


* Monthly and annual subscriptions are available to individuals by prepaid subscription for personal use only.


Annual subscriptions are available for institutions. Register now for a free 30-day trial and to request pricing information. If you have any other queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.