Electronic materials available for free during COVID-19
Guide to electronic books, journal articles, streaming videos, and more, made available to researchers during the COVID-19 crisis period, from mid-March 2020 through April. See individual links for specific time periods covered, if specified.
The Cornell Copyright Information Center is recommending that faculty may scan course material in amounts that may exceed customary fair use limits under normal circumstances. Fair use provides flexibility to permit faculty scan broader amounts of course material than normal during these exigent circumstances.
If you know of a publisher not listed on this page that offers additional content that can be added free of charge to the Cornell University Library catalog on a temporary basis, please get in touch with a librarian who works closely with academic departments and programs, or take advantage of the ask a librarian system to ask for that work to be done.Consult resources found in this guide for freely-accessible materials that do not require library intervention.
The Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.