April 05, 2020

LIST: Free Online Libraries During COVID-19

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  • Schools have been suspended in many countries around the world and many faculty members and parents are worried about how to continue the school year during and after the suspension. In response, many online libraries and resources have opened up their databases for free!

    We have listed down some local and international collections that are now available for public access for students and academe.

    National Library of the Philippines

    The National Library of the Philippines will be accessible to those who request it through email. For foreign resources, email reference@nlp.gov.ph or for Filipiniana resources, email filipiniana@nlp.gov.ph indicating your name, affiliation, and desired topic/subject.

    NLP eResources including ebooks, ejournals, and eaudiobooks (Ebsco, Gale Databases, RDA Tool Kit, IG Publishing eBooks,…

    National Library of the Philippinesさんの投稿 2020年3月31日火曜日

    DepEd Commons

    Free online learning portal for children studying in public schools by the Department of Education. Though the access is limited, DepEd Commons is a way for faculty and students to pick up education despite the suspension of classes.

    deped commons

    Website: commons.deped.gov.ph

    Cambridge University Press

    Over 700 textbooks are available for free access until the end of May 2020. Access will be automatically arranged if you already have access to the current free reference collection, which includes Cambridge HistoriesCambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements.

    Website: cambridge.org


    Osterhout Free Library’s online database is suitable for children from K-12 including picture books, textbooks, books for young adults, graphic novels, and video books.

    United Way of Wyoming Valley hopes that everyone is staying safe and healthy during the current emergency. We know that…

    United Way of Wyoming Valleyさんの投稿 2020年3月26日木曜日

    Website: osterhout.info/tumblebooks


    Online audiobook and e-book subscription Scribd will be free for everyone for 30 days with no credit card or commitment required. The digital library has millions of ebooks, audioboks, magazine articles, and others.

    Website: scr.bi/ReadFree


    Journals, books, images and media, research reports, and more are now available and freely accessible worldwide. Additionally, they are welcoming requests for an expanded set of content for students displaced due to COVID-19.

    Webite: about.jstor.org/oa-and-free

    Project MUSE

    An online database of scholarly content from institutions from around the world, Project MUSE has open access temporarily. Journals from participating publishers include Princeton University Press, Music Library Association, and even Ateneo de Manila University.

    Website: about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19

    MIT Press

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Press is offering experts free articles on pandemics, the MIT Press Direct for displaced faculty and students, and PubPub, an open-source platform used for community publishing.

    Through April 30, 2020, read #free #articles from our journals that speak to issues related to #pandemics,…

    MIT Pressさんの投稿 2020年3月27日金曜日

    Website: mitpress.mit.edu/blog/updates-during-covid-19-pandemic

    Intramuros Administration

    The Intramuros Administration recently set up a virtual tour website that gives users a view of the historic walled city’s rich arts and culture collection. They have partnered with Google Arts and Culture for people to virtually visit sites, parks, and plazas.

    Website: artsandculture.google.com/partner/intramuros-administration

    Dark Horse Comics

    Enjoy the first chapter of stories ranging from Umbrella Academy, American Gods; young reader selections like Disney’s Incredibles 2, Frozen, to graphic novels and more!

    This is no April Fool’s joke! Dark Horse is releasing more than 80 first issue comics + a handful of full graphic novels…

    Dark Horse Comicsさんの投稿 2020年4月1日水曜日

    Website: digital.darkhorse.com/pages/246/free-dark-horse-comics

    Do you know other online libraries that have opened up free access during the COVID-19 lockdown? Tell us in the comments below!

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