Free resources during COVID-19
These resources are temporarily available due to COVID-19. The availability can change at any time. We will be monitoring this page frequently and making changes, as needed.
Please contact the library if you need help using these resources. Email email@example.com or call (603) 432-6140 from 10-2 and 5-7pm.
Electronic Books, Journals, Audio and Video
Archive.org National Emergency Library Free public domain books, videos.
Scribd Digital books and audiobooks. Everything on the site is free for 30 days.
Audible “For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.”
JSTOR 26 newly released Public Health journals available for free access through June 30, 2020.
The Directory of Open Access Journals “DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.”
Johns Hopkins University Press All books and journals (through May 31, 2020)
Ohio State University Press All books and journals (through June 30, 2020)
University of Georgia Press All books (through June 30, 2020)
University of Nebraska Press All books and journals (through May 31, 2020)
University of North Carolina Press All books (through June 30, 2020)
University Press of Colorado All books (through June 30, 2020)
Temple University Press All books (through June 30, 2020)
Utah State University Press All books (through June 30, 2020)
Vanderbilt University Press Selected books (through May 31, 2020)
Cambridge University Press Over 700 of Cambridge University Press's higher education textbooks will be freely accessible until the end of May 2020.
Educational Resources for Parents and Teachers
“Breakout EDU is providing full digital access to teachers for the duration of the crisis to help ease the transition to distance learning as a result of the COVID-19 virus.”
The following Gale databases have been made freely available for educational use.
Kids InfoBits - Elementary school-level introduction to database searching with easy-to-use resources that feature age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content.
Gale In Context: Middle School - Reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more.
Gale In Context: High School - Support for student papers, projects, and presentations that empowers critical thinking and problem-solving skills with content that aligns with national and state curriculums standards.
Gale In Context: College- Interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of critical thinking skills, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
NASA STEM At home for students K-4
NASA Image and video library
Virtual Marine Biology Camp By Oceans Initiative
CIA world factbook Good resource for learning about countries/current events
The Magic Treehouse Printable activities (kids)
Walker Books Printable activities (Kids)
Jarrett Lerner's Activities Page Printable activities
Learn in Color “75+ entertaining and educational activities for when you’re stuck indoors.”
Lunch Doodles With Mo Williams Daily videos that encourage learners to draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing.
Scholastic Learn at Home “Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing”
Workshops, readings, activities, are projects, writing games, writing advice, and more, made possible by an amazing community of children's book writers and illustrators.
Collection of authors reading their own works on video, including a list from the Indianapolis Public Library with over 100 titles and some titles in non-English languages.
Children's books reads by astronauts while in space, provided by the Global Space Education Foundation.
Streamable videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrators.
National Parks and Zoos
Virtual Museums, Parks, and Opera
Center for Puppetry Arts Workshops, museum tours, and puppet shows
The Metropolitan Opera Free video streaming of their performances
Spotify Listen to their entire library of music with free account
Nonfiction Youtube channels
Atlas ObscuraTravel and exploration
Crash Course Brief discussions of topics typically taught in school. Best for middle and high school students
FilmJoy Film analysis videos
SciShow Science videos that answer common questions
TED-Ed Lessons on various topics. Great supplement for school.