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Online Resources: Godine Library COVID-19 Response

From the Library or Freely Available Online

Change in Library Services During Covid-19 Shutdown

  • No overdue fines will accrue during 2020 Spring semester. This will be extended for as long as the college and library are closed.
  • No new holds are being put on student accounts that would affect registration. If you are a student with an old registration hold, please get in touch with the library.
  • Please hold onto all library materials you currently have checked out. We can't accept returns at this time. 
  • Services that require access to the library are unavailable at this time. E.g. we can't check out physcial books.
  • Interlibrary loan continues for digital articles only. We can't order books from other libraries.
  • Reference and research help will be conducted virtually.
  • Please get in touch if you have any questions.



Search the Library Catalog. Then limit to "E-Books and E-Journals" and MassArt

Project Gutenberg
60,000 free ebooks available to read online or download. All classics that are out of copyright.


OER -- Open Educational Resource

Faculty around the world have been creating free online textbooks, so students around the world don’t have to pay for expensive published textbooks. Not strong on art yet but good coverage of humanities and sciences.

MERLOT (Use filters to find Open Access Textbooks)

OER Commons

Open Textbook Library

 Fiction and popular non-fiction ebooks and audio books. Plus popular magazines.


Virtual Museums Tours

Mental Floss -  12 world class museums you can visit online.

Time Out - Virtual tours of museums around the world.



Massive Open Online Courses. Free classes you can take online.
edX - course from MIT, Harvard, BU, Berkley, etc.
Coursera -- courses from MoMA, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, etc.


Open Culture

Collects freely available cultural and educational online resources from across the web.

Includes to collections of images, books, videos, online courses. Hard to search but fun to browse.

Contact the Library

Campus may be closed but the library staff is still here to help you. Our email will be monitored Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. We will respond to messages as soon as possible. Our general email account is being monitored Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. If you would like to contact any staff directly that information can be found here.

General Research (articles, books, videos, etc.)

Internet Archive
A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

     National Emergency Library -- a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

    For films: (old movies like Hitchcock’s Spellbound)

    For books: (books


Boston Public Library 
Has online books, movies, magazine, newspapers. 
You can sign up for Boston Public Library e-card from home and take advantage of all of these resources. When registering, enter your Massachusetts address even if you are currently out of state.