Many online service vendors are offering free or extended access of their products while communities are in self-isolation. Here’s a list of resources that we have so far:

  • Ancestry Library Edition genealogy database is usually only accessible from within a library building, but is offering remote access through 6/30.
  • EBSCO Offers – Our magazine database provider, EBSCO, is offering teacher guides and downloadable study packets along with other teach-at-home ideas. We subscribe to the LearningExpress resources listed, but they are making it easy to download free academic exam eBooks through 6/30.
  • Foundation Directory Online Essential – Foundation Directory Online is a great way for nonprofits to look for funders, but is normally only available at the South Hill Library. Foundation Center is allowing for remote access to Foundation Directory Online Essential while buildings are closed. This version does not have as many search options as the Professional version, so feel free to contact your local nonprofit librarian for tips on searching.
  • Gale Databases – Gale, which offers online learning and homework help options, is offering free access to content for pre-K to college students, as well as credible information on health and global issues. If any of the links ask for a password, use open.
  • New York Times – Normally limited to three free articles per month, the newspaper is allowing unlimited access to their coronavirus coverage and The Learning Network.
  • NewsGuard Browser Extension – NewsGuard is a browser extension that rates the reliability of news sites and social media feed stories. They are making it free to install until 7/1.
  • Omnigraphics Health Reference Library is offering free access to the topics in their health reference library through 4/30. Use the password spokane to access.
  • RBDigital Magazines has increased access to their magazine catalog to hundreds of titles.
  • TumbleBook Library is offering free access to their other products through 8/31. These include TumbleMath, TeenBookCloud, AudioBookCloud, and RomanceBookCloud.
  • World Book is allowing free access to their online encyclopedia through 4/30. Username is wbaccess, password is freeaccess.