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National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public


To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency.

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



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