► 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.
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 Libraries. Learn more and see FAQ.
ProQuest 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.
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