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In light of COVID-19 and classes being moved online, students and faculty need free, open access to course materials. The TAP Team compiled resources from multiple sources, and will continue to provide service updates here in order to keep the academic community connected to the best online resources available.

USF Libraries – Continuity of Service:

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The USF Libraries prepared the “Continuity of Library Services” LibGuide to assist you and your students. We enhanced support in document delivery and ILL, scanned three weeks of course reserves, and more. This guide will help you locate USF Libraries services and other resources that are available during the prolonged closure of USF. Please refer to this helpful Quick Guide for a complete list of services and availability. We are here to help!

Links to Other USF Libraries:


Need access to a print book? The HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service provides immediate online access to digitized items on the HathiTrust platform that are held by the libraries. This includes over a third of the libraries’ print collection.

Students interested in taking advantage of the program should visit: and login with your USF NetID.

Please see HathiTrust’s Information and FAQ for more details:

Open Access Textbook Repository Database:

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Open access course materials are openly-licensed digital textbooks that are offered for free online. This allows anyone to read, copy, distribute, or modify the content at no cost.In TAP’s commitment to textbook affordability, we offer a database of open access materials linked above.

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