Many libraries have found they suddenly need to support an unprecedented level of distance learning and research, and access to electronic resources is imperative.
As you may have heard, ProQuest has partnered with more than 50 academic publishers to address this urgent need. For the next 90 days, we’re providing unlimited access to existing owned Ebook Central titles for all patrons at no extra charge.
No-Cost Unlimited Access to Owned Titles
Later this week, ProQuest Ebook Central customers impacted by COVID-19 will get unlimited access to all owned titles (not including e-textbooks) from this growing list of high-demand publishers through June 19, 2020.
This means that all licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access during that period, helping you bridge the gap for your patrons in this rapidly changing environment.
This unlimited access also applies to additional titles purchased through June 19, 2020. (To ensure your patrons don’t lose access after June 19, we recommend that you purchase titles at the access level you intend to own in the future.)
Access Turns on Automatically – No Action Required
No action is required by librarians to switch on unlimited access to your holdings. It will happen automatically in LibCentral, and the transition will appear seamless for Ebook Central users over the course of this week. When unlimited access is available, your existing holdings in LibCentral will have an additional unlimited access copy. At the close of this 90-day publisher-provided service, the additional copy will be removed and your owned title will remain.
As always, thank you for being a ProQuest customer. We encourage you to read the full details on our blog and to contact your ProQuest representative with questions.