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COVID-19 Support for Libraries and Librarians: Database and Vendor Resources

Tools to help West Virginia libraries and librarians in response to COVID-19.

Database and Vendor Offers


EBSCO Information and Resources to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A growing list of free and expanded resources, COVID-19 clinical information, webinars, and support for distance learning and remote work.


Healthy Community Tools for Public Libraries

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA) created http://publiclibrary.health to provide health-related reference tools, training on health reference, and free databases.


OCLC COVID-19 Information and Resources to Help 

This page contains support for remote access to collections, advice on optimizing OCLC products and services during this time, information on free resources, and opportunities to connect and collaborate with other libraries.


Penguin Random House Open License Online Story Time and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events

In order to encourage reading and classroom read-aloud experiences, and to support schools and public libraries forced to close by the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, Penguin Random House is permitting teachers, librarians and booksellers to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events, according to certain guidelines. Extended through March 31, 2021. Go here for more information.

About this Guide

This guide is a work-in-progress and will be updated as we are able.

Listings are not endorsements and may not be comprehensive. If you learn of something that you'd like us to include, please share it with the librarian below.

Digital Resources Librarian

West Virginia Library Commission
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