National Emergency Library

Graphic art by Yiying Lu

The National Emergency Library was a temporary collection of books that supported emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries were closed due to COVID-19. The National Emergency Library launched on March 24, 2020, and closed on June 16, 2020.

After June 16, books in the National Emergency Library are available to one borrower at a time using controlled digital lending. Browse our library.

If you’d like to learn more about the National Emergency Library, please read the following: