Library and Course Material Expansion

Many vendors have arranged for expanded access to their digital resources to allow students to successfully complete courses online. Here are some of the new opportunities we know of. If you need a specific resource not yet available to you online, please contact a librarian for assistance. We may be able to scan a print edition or negotiate extended online access with a vendor.Our own DigitalCommons contains many resources freely available, from videos of on-campus events to faculty research and publications.

Audible Stories

Audiobook vendor Audible is offering free streaming of children’s books and classics, including works in Spanish, German, French, Italian and Japanese.

Banff Film Fest at Home

A curated program of free Festival films that are available online for you to watch at home with your family. These films were all finalists in the 2019 and 2018 Banff Film Festival, which features stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall

Free access to video recordings of concerts by the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Bloomsbury Digital Resources

Online scholarly content, chiefly in the humanities and social sciences. In addition to ebooks, some databases include primary documents, critical texts, historical archives and/or video and audio resources. Select the relevant database from our A-Z list.


To help out with the challenge of maintaining instruction in cases where face-to-face instruction is cancelled, Docuseek has worked out an arrangement with its distribution partners, Bullfrog Films and Icarus Films, to make any of their titles on Docuseek available for educational streaming, at no charge, as long as the school has a legally-acquired copy of the title (any format), through June 30. To identify potential films, do an advanced search in our catalog, and list Bullfrog OR Icarus in the Publisher search box. Contact David Wuolu for assistance in getting a streaming copy of a DVD from Bullfrog or Icarus.

Electronic Library of Minnesota

The Electronic Library of Minnesota gives Minnesota residents access to magazine, journal, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, media, including images, videos, and audio files, and other information resources. ELM now has additional Minitex Temporary Access Databases that includes extended use of trial resources, including many for K-12 as well as adults.


Open access to many resources as well as information on combining Gale content with online teaching platforms. Note: If you plan to share the free resources with students, faculty, patrons, or other people in your community, please let them know they may be prompted to enter with a password. The password for all is "open."

Give Us This Day

Saint John’s Abbey and Liturgical Press have opened access to the digital version of Give Us This Day, a daily prayer book. Select “Digital” from the upper right options to access online.

JoVE Science Videos

JoVE is happy to provide all of our Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15th.


JSTOR has expanded the resources it is making available to academic institutions through June 2020. Additional resources include journals in public health as well as many ebooks from participating publishers.

Library of Congress Open Access eBooks

Anyone anywhere can now access a growing online collection of contemporary open access eBooks from the Library of Congress website.

Loeb Classical Library

Digital editions of classic Greek and Latin texts, available through June 30. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern, functional interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Stream

Free nightly streamed opera performances from the Met, and articles, playbills and more resources to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the streams.

National Emergency Library

The Internet Archive has dropped waiting list requirements for over a million ebooks that can contribute to remote teaching and learning, through June 30 or the end of the U.S. state of emergency.

Naxos Music Library

CSB/SJU users now have unlimited access to the online music listening service Naxos.

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is providing free access to an array of teaching resources as well as access to textbooks via VitalSource (see below).

Project Muse

Participating publishers have chosen to temporarily make content freely available on Project MUSE. Each publisher designates the specific content and for how long it will be freely available on MUSE, most through May or June 2020.

Proquest Coronavirus Research

Journals, preprints, conference proceedings and dissertations provide comprehensive coverage of COVID-19 and other past coronavirus outbreaks, such as MERS and SARS, for context around the current global pandemic.

Proquest Ebooks

ProQuest Ebook Central customers impacted by COVID-19 will get unlimited access to all owned titles from participating publishers through mid-June.

University of Michigan Press eBook Collection

University of Michigan Press will make all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read for the remainder of the academic term. Beginning on Friday, March 20, access restrictions will be removed for all 1,150+ titles in the UMP EBC until the end of June 2020.