Posted by: bluesyemre | March 30, 2020

#COVID-19: Special offers from #LibraryVendors, #Publishers, Online Services, and others


The links below provide updates and special offers from vendors and other companies that work with the library community.

ACM Digital Library: “For the next three months, there will be no fees assessed for accessing or downloading work published by ACM.”

GetAbstract Offers Free Access to Condensed Books and Reports Until May 18, 2020

Project Muse: Over 50 Not-For-Profit Scholarly Publishers Now Offering Free Content on Muse, Discovery Tools Now Available

SAGE Waives Article Processing Charges for Research Related to COVID-19

Ancestry Free At-Home Education Resources From Ancestry and Access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records

Apple Books Offers ‘Stay at Home’ Collection of Free Read-Alongs For Kids, Cozy Mysteries, And Audiobooks (via 9to5 Mac)

Arizona State University: “ASU For You Offers Publicly Accessible Learning Tools” (via ASU Library)


…kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages.

Barnes and Noble Education


Booklist Announces Free Access For All

Cambridge University Press #1

Checkology Free for U.S. Educators Affected by COVID-19 School Closures
From the News Literacy Project.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund  (CBLDF) Launches All Ages Read-Along

Coursera for Campus Will Be Available Globally at No Cost to Any University Impacted by COVID-19 Launches Learning at Home Center: Free Educational Resources for Kids and Parents

Duke University Press

We are extending grace access for content hosted on both of our platforms ( and through the end of May for our existing customers.

DPLA An Update From the Digital Public Library of America (March 23, 2020)


Elsevier Gives Full Access to its Content on its COVID-19 Information Center For PubMed Central and Other Public Health Databases to Accelerate Fight Against Coronavirus

Emerald Publishing Launches a Fund of £20,000 [$24,500] to Cover Article Processing Charges, Supporting Social Scientists in Making Their Research on Health Emergencies Such as Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapidly Available

Ex Libris Provides Free Access to Coronavirus–Related Research Funding and News

Follett In Response to COVID-19 Impact on Education, Follett to Deliver Free At-Home Learning Content During Crisis

Gale Launches COVID-19 Resource Center, Free to Access

Horn Book Offers Free Access to Online Issues

ITHAKA Response to COVID-19

JSTOR Resources During COVID-19

JoVE Offers Free Access to Extensive Stem Education Video Library to Aid Remote Teaching & Learning as COVID-19 Pandemic Shuts Down Classrooms Around The World

Library Journal Offers Temporary Free Access to All Digital Content During COVID-19 Crisis

LexisNexis Offers Free, Comprehensive COVID-19 News Coverage and Practical Guidance Content from Law360 and Lexis Practice Advisor

Macmillan Learning FREE Access To Our Digital Tools for the Rest of the Semester

MIT Press Launches New Virtual Book Talk Series

Nelson Response and Support for theEducation Community DuringCoronavirus (COVID 19)


Ohio State University Press

For the duration of this crisis, all Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, will be open and free to use through the Ohio State University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank.

Open Editions

OverDrive No Cost and Low-Cost Ebook And Audiobook Collections For Your Community

Oxford University Press Supporting Communities Through COVID-19

Penguin Random House Open License Online Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events

Public Library of Science

Purdue University Press

Project Muse: Over 50 Not-For-Profit Scholarly Publishers Now Offering Free Content on Muse, Discovery Tools Now Available


ProQuest: Coronavirus-Impacted Libraries Get Unlimited Access to Ebook Central Holdings

RedShelf Free eBook Access Program

SAGE Library Resources to Support Online Learning

SAGE #2 (Multiple Resources)

We are hosting a hub at our Social Science Space website focused on sharing what the social and behavioral researchers can tell us and teach us — in real time — about public health, mitigation measures, social distancing, and other issues that are important in dealing with COVID-19.

Scholastic Learn at Home

School Library Journal Offers Free Full Access to Content, Digitized Magazines

Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is offering a broad variety of free resources to help children and families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sidecar Learning; Librarians Who Developed a Novel Online Instructional System Are Giving it Away Until the End Of Spring Semester (via U. of Arizona)

Time for Kids Launches Free Digital Library for Those Affected Globally by School Closures During the Coronavirus Pandemic 

University of California Press Journals Available For Free, Full-Text Until June 2020

University of Michigan Press COVID 19 Response: Free Access to Scholarly Ebooks

University of South Carolina Press Makes All of Their Ebook Free and Openly Accessible For Next Three Months

VitalSource and Publishers to Provide Free Access to eTextbooks to Students Affected by COVID-19 Campus Closures

WebJunction Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources

Wiley’s COVID-19 Research Freely Available in Publicly Funded Archives

Full Text Journal Articles, Resource Centers, and Other Materials
No charge to access full text articles from publishers with paywalls.

China Coronavirus: How Many Papers Have Been Published (via Nature; Jan. 31, 2020)

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