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Fresno State COVID-19 Survival Guide

Resources & information to help Fresno State students and employees navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free Resources & Technology Tools

Many publishers and technology companies are offering free access to their resources and tools for limited periods of time. Please note that these resources are in addition to the many eBooks, databases, online journals, and streaming media that are already available to Fresno State students and employees. 

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Textbooks & Course Materials

Students, you may be able to get free online access to your textbooks through RedShelf or VitalSource. See Course Reserves for more options .

Instructors, are you looking for online course materials as you shift to virtual instruction? Many publishers, like those listed below, are making online textbooks and other materials available at no cost during the COVID-19 crisis. You can also consider Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free all the time. See the Library's guide to Open Educational Resources to learn how to search for OER or for more information.

Can't find what you're looking for? Fill out this form and HML librarians will try to find an electronic copy for you.


Due to COVID-19, many publishers and vendors have provided free access to their resources to Fresno State students, staff, and faculty for a limited time. A full list of resources available can be found here


Journals and Databases

Internet Access

The DISCOVERe program is providing iPads and wi-fi hotspots at no charge to Fresno State students who need a device or Internet access during virtual instruction. See the full information to make an appointment.

Internet Provider Information During COVID-19 (from Fresno State Technology Services)

As a last resort, Fresno County Public Libraries report that wi-fi is available outside most of their branches, although the libraries themselves are closed. Find library branch locations here, and be sure to practice social distancing if others are visiting.


Educational Technology


You can get access to some of the software found in campus computer labs like the Library's Media Labs. Also consider Open Source alternatives that are always free to use.

Audiovisual and Music Software
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