Internet Archive creates National eMergency Library for instant access to its 1.4million books
Thursday, 26 March 2020 () Shut indoors you can read and read thanks to the Internet Archive which has suspended waiting lists for the 1.4 million book on it shelves by creating a National Emergency Library.
During the waitlist suspension, users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library without joining a waitlist, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar, and that people who cannot physically access their local libraries because of closure or self-quarantine can continue to read and thrive during this time of crisis, keeping themselves and others safe.
This library brings together all the books from Phillips Academy Andover and Marygrove College, and much of Trent University’s collections, along with over a million other books donated from other libraries to readers worldwide that are locked out of their libraries.
*And you can help:*
1. Read books, recommend books, and teach using books from the National Emergency Library
2. Sponsor a book to be digitized and preserved
3. Endorse this effort institutionally or individually
4. Share news about the National Emergency Library with your social media followers using #NationalEmergencyLibrary
5. Donate to the Internet Archive