The Internet Archive is also responding to the coronavirus crisis. He launched a “national emergency library” yesterday. 1.4 million digitized books are made accessible without having to wait on a waiting list, as is usually the case.
The catalog is open to internet users around the world
This decision will remain in effect until June 30 for the general public and more particularly for American students deprived of lessons and who can no longer go to physical libraries. The deadline may be extended as long as the national state of emergency is maintained in the country.
However, the catalog will be open to internet users around the world. Aware of the impact that this can have on copyright, the Internet Archive calls on those who can financially to favor the purchase of these works on the booksellers' sites.