Some academic & research publishers remove access restrictions amidst COVID-19

We’re sharing a list of publishers and academic resources that have removed restrictions in order for the greater public to access important resources during the pandemic. Note that many of these are temporary lifts on access restrictions. We’ll keep updating the list as needed.

Update 3.25: Prof. Kim Abrams has created a research guide highlighting resources that have expanded access during the health emergency.


  • Cambridge University Press is offering free, online access to higher education textbooks and coronavirus research during the COVID-19 outbreak. Free access is available until the end of May 2020. Students in the United States will also be able to access free e-book versions of Press textbooks through VitalSource
  • Duke University Press Syllabi offers curated books and journal articles by subject
  • University of Michigan Press will make all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read for the remainder of the academic term

STEM & Coronavirus related / adjacent research

Curriculum – free, no account necessary (last time we checked!)

  • JoVE offers FREE ACCESS to extensive STEM education video library through June 15
  • Massolit Over 2,800 short curriculum relevant video lectures covering English Literature, History, Classics, Psychology, Philosophy, and Government and Politics. Free access is available until 30 April 2020 


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