In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of companies and publishers have made some of their content and services free for a limited time. This is a collection of information about free information resources and internet access.
All Booklist and Book Links content on www.booklistonline.com is freely available until further notice. Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than 100 years, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to.
A growing list of publishers (6 at time of writing) are temporarily making their books and some journals available for free through Project Muse. You can restrict your search results to "Only content I have access to" in order to find them more easily.
The Criterion Channel announced it is lifting its paywall on select titles by filmmakers who have captured the Black experience through documentary. Titles streaming for free include Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust,” Maya Angelou’s “Down in the Delta,” Shirley Clarke’s “Portrait of Jason,” Agnès Varda’s “Black Panthers,” Kathleen Collins’ “Losing Ground,” and many more. The titles are currently curated on the Criterion Channel’s homepage.