Many textbook publishers are providing temporary, free legal access to their content through the RedShelf and VitalSource platforms.
• RedShelf: Free access to 7 textbooks per student until May 24, 2020. Instructions below.
• VitalSource: Free access to 7 textbooks per student until May 24, 2020. Instructions below.
Some publishers are offering free access to their textbooks through their own platforms as well:
Cengage is offering free access to its unlimited platform for impacted students. Instructors also have access to additional resources. Further details: Cengage’s COVID-19 Resource page.
If you are using a Wiley product, such as WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta or zyBooks, you can receive free access for your students for the remainder of the Spring 2020 term. Instructors teaching at impacted institutions can request access to WileyPLUS or Knewton Alta; and instructors can request access to zyBooks.
Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format freely available until the end of May 2020. Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased.