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Library Support for Shifting to Online Teaching

IMPORTANT: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many 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.  

National Emergency Library

The Internet Archive is suspending waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) ebooks in its lending library by creating a National Emergency Library. During the waitlist suspension, users will be able to borrow ebooks from the National Emergency Library without joining a waitlist, ensuring that students have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the U.S. national emergency, whichever is later. After that, waitlists will be dramatically reduced to their normal capacity, which is based on the number of physical copies in Open LibrariesLearn more and see FAQ.

Ebook Central & EBSCO

ProQuest Ebook CentralProQuest is partnering with more than 50 publishers to provide unlimited access to Ebook Central ebooks for the UA Libraries' users. We get unlimited access to owned ebook titles from these publishers through June 30, 2020. This means that those licenses – including ones that only allowed a single user or 3 simultaneous users – automatically convert to unlimited access during that period.


A number of publishers are automatically upgrading ebooks in the UA's EBSCO eBook Collection to unlimited-user access until June 30, 2020.

Project MUSE & JSTOR

Project MUSEDuring the COVID-19 crisis, Project MUSE and participating publishers are making scholarly content temporarily available to the UA Libraries' users for free on the Project MUSE platform.

Content that is freely available from Project MUSE will display a distinctive "Free" icon, different from the "OA" icon used for fully open access content on MUSE, or the familiar green checkmark that users associate with content held by the UA Libraries.


JSTOR and its publishing partners are making a collection of ebooks freely available to UA users through June 30, 2020. Search JSTOR.

Open Access Journal Articles

In response to the unprecedented and rapidly changing circumstances related 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.

Expired Offers

Free access to VitalSource Helps and RedShelf Responds has ended.