News & Events

Free Access to Content – already implemented for all sites


  • SAGE is providing LOUIS members a 90-day access to SAGE digital resources. All IP addresses were sent to SAGE and access is now IP authentication.
  • To help you and your school’s instructors dive right into these resources, we have gathered links to user guides, tutorial videos, and email templates to help you get the word out to your faculty members. You can find all of those links here.
  • SAGE Video:
  • SAGE Research Methods Video:
  • SAGE Knowledge:


Cambridge University Press

Cambridge is providing access to reference content including:

Access available to the end of May

COVID-19 Free Access to Content

Free Access to Content

Annual Reviews

  • We have made our journals available to all (without access control) through Thursday April 30, 2020. On that date, we will assess the need to extend this policy.


Chronicle of Higher Education -

  • Free access to breaking-news updates
  • A collection of our best advice on teaching online during the pandemic, downloadable for free.
  • A private Facebook discussion group where more than 5,000 campus officials share questions and advice.
  • A running tracker of the latest developments, updated daily and sent directly to your inbox.
  • For Chronicle subscribers, off campus access is available.
    • Off-campus users will need an account to log in to If they already have an account, they can click “Log In,” at the top right-hand corner of our homepage.
    • If they don’t have an account, they will simply need to create a free account using their institutional email address (e.g., Our account-registration system will recognize your institution’s domain, and that will provide unlimited access.
    • Remote users can set up a account by visiting this link.
    • Activating an account is as simple as confirming the user’s institutional email address by way of an email with the subject line: “Confirm your email address.”
    • When users sign up, we encourage them to keep up with the latest developments about COVID-19 and its impact on higher education by registering to receive The Chronicle’s Academe Today newsletter each morning.


American Psychiatric Association Publishing

  • Free 1 month trials to the DSM-5 on
  • Allows for unlimited institutional users to the DSM-5 and related DSM-5 books.
  • We are also offering prorated subscription pricing, as we understand institutions may not be able to commit to a 12 month subscription at this time but may be interested in a 2-3 month subscription for example
  • Contact LOUIS to have trial activated or to obtain prorated pricing.


Duke University Press

  • As institutions transition to online instruction, we can provide 90 days of complimentary electronic access to our book and journal content to support your online courses. If you would like to enable access for your institution, contact
  • We would like to share our reading lists, which offer free content (included is Navigating the Threat of Pandemic).
  • We are opening archival content for around 20 of our journals hosted on Project MUSE. Around five years of back content (1999 to 2004) will be freely available through June 30, 2020, for select titles. We are opening all available content for East Asian Science, Technology and Society.
  • We provide remote access options on both of our content platforms. If you would like to set this up, please contact our Customer Relations team at
  • Processing of payments by check may be delayed. If you are planning on sending a payment and have not yet done so, please consider sending a wire or paying by credit card. Contact for more information.


EBSCO eBooks

  • EBSCO and Harvard Business Publishing are pleased to offer libraries free unlimited user access to the Harvard Business Review E-Book Subscription Collection until May 30, 2020.
  • Gain immediate access for your students and faculty today by contacting your local EBSCO representative. Request Access


Internet Archive




JSTOR for existing customers

  • Access to unlicensed collections at no cost for participating academic institutions that currently license some, but not all, JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections.
  • More than 35,000 books available at no charge for participating academic institutions and secondary schools. The number of books available through this effort is growing daily as more publishers opt in.
  • LOUIS members who’ve had to close their doors can get expanded access to our journal archives through June 30th.


MIT Press eBooks

  • The MIT Press is offering libraries complimentary access to the MIT Press Direct collection of eBooks through the end of May 2020 to support faculty and students who are working and learning remotely. To receive free access to more than 2,770 MIT Press eBooks via MIT Press Direct, librarians may complete this webform or reach out to Emily Farrell (, North America) or Jessica Lawrence-Hurt (, rest of world).
  • We are also working with Project MUSE and University Press Scholarship Online to expand access to backlist eBooks available on their platforms.

MIT Press existing customers

  • We are gracing access for existing subscribers to content hosted on our journals, CogNet, and MIT Press Direct platforms through May 31, 2020.


Project Muse

  • Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. 
  • Participating Publishers are being updated. Click here to view the latest list.



  • Under the label of ‘RedShelf Responds’, RedShelf is collaborating with its publishing partners to offer free access to ebooks for the remainder of the semester for currently enrolled students impacted by recent campus closings. Semester-calendar schools of authorized programs will be allowed free access to ebooks from March 16 through May 25, 2020.
  • See the announcement from RedShelf
  • Learn more and access ebooks
  • Student portal


Rittenhouse Book Distributors 

  • Offering a 60 day free trial access to all the eBooks on R2 Library to support your students and faculty during this time of need and demand.


ScienceDirect Textbooks for Existing Customers

  • The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers (including those journals customers who do not currently have books) for a period of 90 days.
  • Users accessing ScienceDirect through IP or remote access will be able to use these books while campuses are closed. 
  • Access the title list here (expected to be updated by end of day Wednesday, March 18).


University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC)

  • SAccess restrictions have been removed on all 1,150+ titles in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) until the end of April 2020.
  • The UMP EBC contains the Press' scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized. Strengths include political science and public (including health) policy, performing arts, classical and medieval studies, American studies, and Area studies (especially East Asian, African, and German studies).  Over 200 titles in the collection are used in courses.



eBook Upgrades


EBSCO eBooks

  • Upgrading your existing holdings to Unlimited-User access until June 30 for a growing list of publishers. This upgrade went live on Monday, March 16. List of participating Publishers:
  • Discounting Unlimited-User access at One-User pricing for new e-book acquisitions
  • Providing around-the-clock assistance with authentication to help facilitate a smooth transition to remote teaching and learning.


Duke University Press

  • For our e-books hosted by EBSCO, ProQuest, and Gardners (including Browns Books for Students and Askews & Holts), we are allowing multiuser access for all licenses through mid-June. Read ProQuest’s statement.


Elsevier for existing ebook customers

  • All owned Elsevier titles in ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCOHost customers will get automatic upgrades to unlimited concurrent access (from single user or 3U) through mid-June.


MIT Press eBooks

  • MIT Press is partnering with ProQuest and EBSCO to allow multi-user access through mid-June to our eBooks purchased on their platforms.
  • We are also working with Project MUSE and University Press Scholarship Online to expand access to backlist eBooks available on their platforms.


ProQuest Ebook Central for existing customers

  • ProQuest Ebook Central customers will receive unlimited access to all owned titles from these publishers through mid-June. All licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access during that period.
  • The unlimited access also applies to additional titles purchased through mid-June

Distance Learning Courses


IEEE offer for existing Xplore Subscribers

  • IEEE now offers access to elearning courses to universities in need of distance learning resources
  • To help your university with its immediate transition to distance learning, IEEE is now offering free 60-day access to our library of eLearning courses for a limited time. Explore the courses available and experience first-hand how the content can help you support your students.
  • Contact Barry Holquist



  • JoVE offers FREE ACCESS to extensive STEM education video library to aid remote teaching & learning as COVID-19 pandemic shuts down classrooms around the world.
  • We have fast tracked our planned content releases to add even more videos to JoVE Education:
  • JoVE Core – a video textbook that isolates and visually presents core concepts in Biology and Social Psychology to improve learning comprehension.
  • JoVE Science Education – a collection of simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations in eight STEM fields
  • Lab Manual – comprehensive, curriculum focused videos for introductory biology lab courses
  • To set yourself up with free access to JoVE Education through June 15th, please simply create an account and you’ll be on your way.


MAGNA Publications Teaching Online Course


McGraw-Hill Digital Learning Resources & Training

Outlined below are a few ways we can assist at no cost to your institution or to your students for the remainder of the spring term. Any interested instructor should contact your local representative. 

Digital Learning Resources:

  • Adaptive reading experiences – tailor readings to focus students on core learning objectives
  • Auto-graded assessments – conveniently facilitate and grade quizzes and exams
  • Videos assets and case studies – help convey key learning objectives
  • Tegrity lecture capture software – custom create your own video lectures to deliver via your LMS course shell
  • Application-Based Simulations – bring real world activities into your course for more student engagement
  • Remote Proctoring support via LockDown Browser and Respondus ® Monitor in ALEKS (Free now through June 17th, 2020)
  • Many more discipline specific assets tailored to the unique needs of the specific course of study


  • Faculty training & course setup help
  • LMS course shell integration
  • Online tutorials, tips, and best practices

COVID-19 Free Health and Medical Research

Free Health and Medical Research on the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19




Cambridge University Press


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention







Elsevier’s free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19.                                                                                            


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)


JAMA Network



JoVE has made its coronavirus focused content and related resources freely available.


The Lancet


MIT Press

A list of freely available articles is being maintained and regularly updated on our blog.


New England Journal of Medicine


Oxford University Press


PLOS Publications


Springer Nature







Extension of Contracts


Duke University Press

  • We are extending grace access through the end of May for customers with not-yet-renewed existing 2019 electronic holdings. (This extension applies to content hosted on both and