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The following is a list of resources that are either temporarily providing their collections for free to aid teachers and students who are suddenly learning online due to the current pandemic, or are permanently open access resources. The list may be updated as we find more resources. If you know of something that should be on the list but isn't, please email the library director, Linda Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biblioboard Open Access
BiblioBoard Open Access boasts a growing assortment of rich historical and locally curated multimedia content as well as high-quality Open Access content and Open Educational Resources. Featuring interesting digital exhibits and collections from a wide range of partners, BiblioBoard OA ensures global access to this content all with unlimited uses and no restrictions.
Digital Public Library of America
All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. The cultural institutions participating in DPLA represent the richness and diversity of America itself, from the smallest local history museum to our nation’s largest cultural institutions.
Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection.
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.
A project of Internet Archive, Open Library is an open project that aims to create a webpage for every book ever published. Users create a free account and gain access to millions of books, textbooks, images, etc.
Oxford University Press
Textbooks and other teaching and learning materials are available.