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Free for now resources to support libraries during the pandemic:

  • Special Offers, Events, News, and Updates From Library Vendors, Publishers, Online Services, and Others
  • EBSCO has provided a free upgrade to the following resources:
  • myON by Renaissance has opened their base collection of over 6,400 eBooks to all young Hoosier readers through June 30, 2020.
    Login page: https://www.myon.com/school/readathome
    School Name: Read at Home
    Username: readnow
    Password: myon
    Also, check out this quick video tour.
  • ProQuest if offering free trial access to these titles online for a limited period of time since so many libraries are closed and microfilm is inaccessible. https://trials.proquest.com/access?token=veHssLAmsBDNaSdYnZTBGzMWX, products included in this trial are:

    ProQuest Recent Newspapers: Indianapolis Star
    ProQuest Recent Newspapers: U.S. Midwest Collection (includes the Journal Gazette)
  • Rosetta Stone has opened up access to all levels of languages through June. Click here for instructions on how to request access for all levels of Rosetta Stone.
  • TeachingBooks.net has launched a Book & Reading Engagement Kit: Home Edition to support e-learning and they have rolled out geo-authentication as well.
  • TumbleBooks Offers Databases for Free to Libraries—but you will need to follow the instructions below to ensure the links work for your users:
    • Libraries across North America are invited to email info@tumblebooks.com with subject line Free TumbleBooks in order to receive free links to all five of its databases so they can be shared and accessed by their patrons from the comfort and safety of their homes.
    • DPLA Primary Source Sets ALWAYS FREE! Primary source collections exploring topics in history, literature, and culture developed by educators — complete with teaching guides for class use.
    • The Internet Archive has temporarily suspended all waitlists, allowing you to immediately check out any of the 1.4 million books currently in our lending library. Until June 30th or the end of the US national emergency (whichever comes later), every borrowable book will be immediately accessible by anyone—creating, in effect, a National Emergency Library.
    • OCLC is maintaining a growing list of this freely available content at oc.lc/covid19-partner-content, which includes recommended options to access through OCLC services.
    • From the Wyoming State Library, this is a collection of free, limited time only resources to use at home while practicing social distancing. https://gowyld.libguides.com/freefornow

WK  4-30-2020