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Books and educational journals available for free

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There's no better time than now to finally read that book you've always wanted to!

With the lockdown meaning we are staying at home to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, access to books and information is more important than ever before.

I pile of colourful books on the right hand side, with the background being blurred.

Here are some subscription services that are currently offering access for free:
  • Scribd, a reading subscription service with over 1 million e-books, audiobooks, and magazines, has offered free access to its library for anyone interested in the next month.
  • Audible have cancelled subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed down. 
  • BorrowBox is always available for free if you have a library card, it will allow you to access e-books and audiobooks. 
  • JSTOR, a digital library that normally requires a subscription, has announced that 6,000 of its e-books and more than 150 journals will be freely available to the public.
  • Project Muse, a large number of publishers are also making their scholarly content temporarily available. They include the Music Library Association, which has articles on music history; the National Bureau of Asian Research; and the University of California Press.
  • FutureLearn have a wide selection of free courses
What book are you currently reading? Do you have a list of books you would like to read? Are you an e-book or audiobook reader?

Let us know in the comments below!
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