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Library Support for Shifting to Online Teaching

IMPORTANT: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some publishers are temporarily offering free access to resources for you and your students. As you design future courses, please don’t rely on continued free access to these materials (unless they’re open educational resources that are always free). Known expiration dates for expanded access are listed below.  

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive's National Emergency Library was a temporary collection of books that supported emergency remote teaching and research activities while libraries were closed due to COVID-19. The NEL closed June 16. Now books are available to one borrower at a time using controlled digital lending. Browse the library.


JSTOR and its publishing partners are making a collection of ebooks freely available to UA users through Aug. 31, 2020. Search JSTOR.

Open Access Journal Articles

In response to COVID-19, a number of publishers have temporarily opened access to their copyrighted and otherwise restricted materials. See the Open Access during the COVID-19 Outbreak section of our Open Access guide.

Free-to-Use Course Materials

Millions of resources are always free for students and instructors to use in UA courses. Learn more.

Free Courseware

Through the UA's institutional partnership with OpenStax, its OpenStax Tutor courseware is free to all UA faculty and students. Tutor is currently available for College Physics, Biology 2e, and Introduction to Sociology 2e. Integration with other OpenStax textbooks is coming. For more information, contact Cheryl Cuillier.

Expired Offers

  • Free access to VitalSource Helps and RedShelf Responds has ended.
  • Ebook Central and EBSCO have ended their temporary unlimited-user access to certain titles.
  • Project MUSE has ended its temporary expanded access.