Free educational resources provided to learners affected by coronavirus outbreak

(updated 9 Apr 2020)  While schools in COVID-19 affected areas including China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea are still closing, many publishers or service providers are giving free, or nearly free solutions to help students and learners to study remotely. Here are a few of them:

Higher education and subject-specific collections:

ACS: Resources for teaching your Chemistry class online: a free to read collection NEW!

Annual Reviews removes access control in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Booklist announces free online access for all

Cambridge University Press increases coronavirus support for academic customers

CCC’s links to learning-at-home resources

Cengage offers free access to digital learning materials for those impacted by COVID-19

Coursera: Take student learning online in response to coronavirus

Duke University Press offers free access to various syllabi for preparing courses

EBSCO creates COVID-19 resources site NEW!

IEEE: Free access to IEEE eLearning Courses

Incision Academy provides free access to its e-learning academy for 4 weeks (sign up required)

Medicom: Free access to the Medicom Conference Report library for countries affected by COVID-19

JoVE is offering all educational science video through June 15

ProQuest: Coronavirus-Impacted Libraries Get Unlimited Access to Ebook Central Holdings

Springer Nature makes key textbooks freely accessible for educators, students and academics affected by coronavirus lockdown NEW!


General education materials and primary resources:

Coursera Together: Free online learning during COVID-19

Free learning resources provided by publishers and related organizations (Hong Kong)

IET: Free STEM education resources for young people NEW!

Japanese publishers offer children easy access to e-learning

McGraw-Hill: Support for schools and learners affected by Coronavirus

Millie’s Library offers two months of free service to COVID-19 patients and those in home quarantine (South Korea)

OverDrive: No cost and low-cost ebook and audiobook collections for your community

Scholastic Offers Free Online Courses After Schools Close Due to Coronavirus

Scribd is giving away 1 month of unlimited access for free

Shmoop, an award-winning online education provider focused on high school and middle school students and teachers, offers free access to schools that have shut down as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.


Remote meeting/teaching tools:

Explore distance learning resources for schools affected by COVID-19

Microsoft, Google, and Zoom offer free remote working tools 


For well-being and recreation:

The Digital Concert Hall now free for everyone


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