Resources made freely available due to COVID-19

The following resources have been temporarily made freely available by their publishers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Library's access to these resources is temporary, and any date referring to them is subject to change without notice.

Browse our virtual library and internet links for more digital content. Please contact us via email or our Ask Us service for assistance using any of these resources.

eBooks, eAudios & Journal Databases

Audible Discover

Audible will be providing their Discover collection of classics, children's, and teen audiobooks in various languages for free for "as long as schools are closed."

Cambridge University Press

Over 700 of Cambridge University Press's higher education textbooks will be freely accessible until the end of May 2020. A full list of titles available can be downloaded here.

Gale Databases

The following Gale databases have been made freely available for educational use.

  • Gale In Context: Middle School - reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more.
  • Gale In Context: High School - support for student papers, projects, and presentations that empowers critical thinking and problem-solving skills with content that aligns with national and state curriculums standards.
  • Gale In Context: College - interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of critical thinking skills, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.


The expedited release of JSTOR's 26 journal archives in Public Health will be openly accessible through June 30, 2020.

The following publishers will be making their content freely available on Project MUSE:

Educational & Children's Resources

Jarrett Lerner's Activities Page

Print-outs and activities that encourage creativity and story creation.

Kids InfoBits

Elementary school-level introduction to database searching with easy-to-use resources that feature age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content.

Learn in Color

Over 75 educational and entertaining activities to do indoors.

Lunch Doodles With Mo Williams

Daily videos that encourage learners to draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing.

Miss Humblebee's Academy

Interactive kindergarten/readiness program introducing students to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language, art, and music.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and learning during school closures.

Virtual Story Times

Authors Everywhere!

Workshops, readings, activities, are projects, writing games, writing advice, and more, made possible by an amazing community of children's book writers and illustrators.

Collection of authors reading their own works on video, including a list from the Indianapolis Public Library with over 100 titles and some titles in non-English languages.

Children's books reads by astronauts while in space, provided by the Global Space Education Foundation.

Streamable videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively producted illustrators.