Columbia University Press has joined with VitalSource to make its titles available for free as e-books for students affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Many students purchased books for classroom use but now can’t access them after having moved rapidly to remote learning or leaving campus because of the unfolding pandemic.
In addition to VitalSource, Columbia University Press is working with our e-book partners, including De Gruyter, JSTOR, Proquest, and UPSO, to provide expanded access at no cost to our entire catalog of books to library patrons around the world. The Press’s flagship online reference works—Columbia Gazetteer of the World, Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry, and Columbia International Affairs Online—also continue to be available to students through existing institutional library subscriptions.
The links below have more information about these programs.
- VitalSource and Publishers to Provide Free Access to eTextbooks to Students Affected by COVID-19 Campus Closures
- JSTOR Resources During COVID-19
- Proquest Blog 2020: Coronavirus-Impacted Libraries Get Unlimited Access to Ebook Central Holdings