Expanded E-Book Access and Virtual Bookfairs

March 18, 2020
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As many of us transition to a remote teaching and working environment in response to COVID-19, we are trying to respond as quickly as possible to ensure that you continue to have access to the books that you need. We are a community of readers, and books should be one thing we can all rely on in this unprecedented time of uncertainty.

We’re working with many partners in e-book delivery to ensure that students have access to coursebooks. Many providers are also offering free access for online learning for qualifying schools during the pandemic. Your institution may qualify.

Here is a current list of our partner initiatives, which we will continue to update:

Expanded access to e-books for course use

  • ProQuest (library): Immediate upgrades for all purchased e-books at a library to unlimited concurrent multi-user status through mid-June.
  • VitalSource (e-textbook): Free access to e-books for students who are finishing the semester at verified 2-4yr schools that have moved to online courses through May 25th.
  • RedShelf (e-textbook): Free access to e-books for students who are finishing the semester at schools that have moved to online courses through May 25th.
  • UPSO (library): Gratis trial access to all of UPSO + all Oxford platforms through the end of May
  • EBSCO (library): Immediate upgrades for all purchased e-books at a library to unlimited concurrent multi-user status through June 30.
  • Follett Higher Ed (using whitelabel Redshelf services): Free access to e-books for students who are finishing the semester at schools that have moved to online courses through May 25th.
  • Gardners (library / retail): Immediate upgrades for all purchased e-books at a library to unlimited concurrent multi-user status through June 30th.
  1. DeGruyter (library): Provide free access to all publisher content from 2016 and earlier on the DG platform from March 24 through the end of May

University of Chicago Press Journals

In addition, the Journals Division has put together an incredible selection of resources for free coronavrius research and information about journal access during this time of remote instruction.

Virtual book fairs

And for those who were looking forward to browsing our latest titles at spring conferences, we are creating virtual book fairs, where you can check out the latest titles and purchase them at the same great discounts with free shipping.

Visit these virtual book fairs and check back for more as they are added:

E-books from the University of Chicago Press on sale for 30% Off

In response to the Illinois Stay-at-Home Order and with the greatest concern for the health and welfare of our staff and the greater community, we have decided to temporarily close the Chicago Distribution Center (CDC) effective Monday, March 23. The CDC will remain closed for the duration that the Stay-at-Home order is in effect, until April 7 or longer if required. 

Though print book orders for our titles are delayed, all e-books published by the University of Chicago Press are available and on sale at 30% off using code EBOOK30 at checkout through our website

Let’s stay informed and connected. Be well out there!

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