“Library In Place” Resources

Free online resources to keep our patrons informed, entertained, and educated while the OLL is closed.

(*Newly added sites)

Thanks to Shannon Sheppard for added to her already amazing list.


*2020 Coronavirus pandemic in Mexico – Wikipedia

*Alton Brown Explains Why Soap Is Better than Hand Sanitizer – funny and informative handwashing tutorial

Coronavirus at a Glance: Infographic - from Johns Hopkins Medicine

*Coronavirus (COVID-19) – informational site, updated regularly, from the US White House, CDC, and FEMA

Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak - from the New York Times

COVID-19 Information - from the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico

Enfermeras cantando “Muere bacteria muere” - video of Oaxaca nurses teaching proper handwashing

Mapa del coronavirus de México en tiempo real - from Diario de Yucatán

Secretaría de Salud Servicios de Salud de Oaxaca - programs, news, and services

Servicios de Salud de Oaxaca - Facebook page for current notices


Books and Magazines

*45 places you can download tens of thousands books, plays and other literary texts – list compiled in 2017 by ProfessorWu website

12 sitios web en los que poder descargar libros electrónicos de manera legal - from Comunidad Baratz

Biblioteca Virtual Universal - download books from Bibliotecas Rurales Argentinas

Ebiblioteca - download books in Spanish

Freeditorial Publishing House - download books in English and Spanish

Libroteca.net - download books and documents

Magatopia - online magazines

*National Emergency Library – from the Internet Archive

*Open and free content on JSTOR and Artstor – journals, books, images & media, research reports, and more

Project Gutenberg - over 60,000 books available


Education & Learning

10 University Art Classes You Can Take for Free Online - compiled by Artsy

450 Ivy League courses - compiled by freeCodeCamp

Eight Digital Education Resources - from the Smithsonian

Learning Toolbox - from the Exploratorium in San Francisco



ABCya - learning games by grade level

Biblioteca Digital Internacional para Niños - books in English, Spanish, French, and more

*Audio Books – littlest listeners to teens, free from Audible

*Fairy Tales in Spanish – also English, French, Italian, and German – from The Fable Cottage

Highlights Kids - activities, games, podcasts, and more

Into the Book - student activities in English and Spanish

National Geographic for Kids - free games, videos, and articles

PBS Kids - videos and games

*Storytime from Space – Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories

Storyline Online - from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Virtual storytimes for kids - compiled by TimeOut New York


Museums, Music, and Movies

*10 Documentales de artistas – free from Elle Decor

12 Famous Museums offer Virtual Tours - compiled by Travel + Leisure

*Complete Archive of Folk Music for All Countries – from Folk Cloud

Indigenous Cinema - from the National Film Board of Canada

List of Live Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Shutdown - National Public Radio

*Montreux Jazz Festival – 50 free concerts to stream

Películas gratis y online - from Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española

*Social Distancing Festival – Live stream directory

*Top Picks for Textile Videos – from ClothRoads

Tiny Desk concerts - from National Public Radio

Virtual concerts, plays, museums and other culture - compiled by CNN


Virtual Everything

Internet Archive - texts, movies, audio, TV, concerts and more

Open Culture - audio books, online courses movies, languages, ebooks, lectures, and more

Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections - from MCN


In addition, if you have a library card from a library in the USA or Canada, please visit their website for access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, newspapers, magazines, and research materials.

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