Temporary Access to eResources

In the time of emergency, various foreign and Czech publishers and libraries provide some of their electronic resources free of charge.

Please pay attention to the access methods which may vary from source to source.

In addition to regular library subscriptions, you can try following:



American Institute of Physics Journals

AIP Publishing offers temporary free full-text access to all journal content. Log-in or create a registration and activate your free access - follow the instructions at the top of the publisher's webpage.

Title list.



Cell Press Journals

All of Cell Press journal content is freely available via ScienceDirect platform until end of May, 2020.

Title list.


Biochemical Society

Biochemical Society Journals

Portland Press is suspending paywalls on all content published across the Biochemical Society’s seven journals until further notice. The articles will be freely available to all, whether working remotely or in a laboratory.

Title list.



Taylor&Francis eBooks

Taylor&Francis eBook content is available for current customers until end of May, 2020. You can read all eBooks online, however, it is not possible to download them.


Springer Textbooks

Springer Nature - Textbooks Online

Also Springer Nature Publishing offers more than 500 textbooks via SpringerLink platform until at least end of June, 2020. The access is open for everyone, you do not need to sign in.

You can find textbooks title lists at the end of this article.


Elsevier textbooks

Elsevier - Textbooks Online

Elsevier has granted access to all 256 textbooks for ScienceDirect customers free of charge, until end of August, 2020.

Complete title list


Annual reviews

Annual reviews

Annual Reviews removes access control to all its eJournals until June 15, 2020 (with possibility of extension). Publications cover mainly field of Biomedical/Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and marginally, Economics.


Cambridge textbooks

Cambridge University Press (NTK)

Cambridge University Press publishing provides access to 775 textbooks and collections: Cambridge Companions, Cambridge Histories a Cambridge Elements, until the end of June, 2020.

Access is for registered library patrons only, please use the links above.


Oxford collections

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press Publishing provides eBook collections free of charge: Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Clinical Psychology, Oxford Medicine Online and Oxford Reference.

Offer is valid until end of June 2020, for registered users - you can sign in directly via links above.

IOCB employees can use these links: Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Clinical Psychology, Oxford Medicine Online a Oxford Reference when accessing from the institution. If you are interested in remote access please ask the library.




McGraw Hill Publishing supports online educational community by opening up access to the selected STEM articles from its large reference work. The offer is valid until Juna 15, 2020.



Elsevier - SciVal

Anybody can try a tool for scientific and research evaluation SciVal, up until June 5, 2020. The SciVal tool by Elsevier company works with data from the Scopus database and it offers comparison on the author or institution level and their individual parts, sources and fields. Registration is needed.


Webináře Charlesworth

Webinars for Early Carrier Researchers

Charlesworth Group offers webinars for young scientists focused on publishing, conference presentation or citation. Webinars are for free, registration needed.

Records of 2019 webinars.



JoVe Science Education

JoVe provides all of their education video content free to aid remote teaching and learning in STEM fileds, through June 15th.

For free access, you need to complete a form or write an e-mail request.


ProQuest Ebook Central

ProQuest Ebook Central - Unlimited Access to eBook Holdings

ProQuest has partnered with more than 50 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to all owned titles from these publishers through mid-June. This means that all licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access during that period.

Search for ProQuest Ebook Central in the list of eRresources of all three institutions. Registered patrons have access to the largest (NTK) collection.


EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO eBooks - Unlimited Access to eBook Holdings (NTK)

EBSCO provides similar offer - until June 30, registered patrons have an unlimited number of simultaneous access for titles in the EBSCO eBooks collection free of charge.

Search for EBSCO eBooks in the list of NTK eResources, you will need library credentials to access the collection.


Kramerius NK

NK Digital Library

On the basis of an agreement between the National Library of the Czech Republic and DILIA, students and pedagogues of both public and private universities can use the temporary online access to the digitized collections of the National Library of the CR and of public universities. More than 206 000 titles of monographs and periodicals are available.

In order to prevent the distribution of illegal copies, you cannot download or print copyrighted documents.

Access is for registered patrons only. Please, log in via eduID and search for "Národní technická knihovna" in the list.


Kramerius NTK

NTK Digital Library

Under similar conditions, university teachers and students can access the digitized collections of National Library of Technology via Kramerius platform as well. The NTK Digital library contains publications in technology fileds and also old and rare prints or old maps and atlases.

Access to Kramerius NTK is free.


Kramerius KNAV

KNAV Digital Library

Under similar conditions as in the case of the previous two archives, all digitized titles from the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences collection (accessible up to now from the library reading room only) are available to university teachers and students, too.

To browse through these archives, please log in via your institutional account (UCT Prague, IOCB or NTK).


COVID-19: Scientific Resources

COVID-19: Scientific Resources

On NTK websites, you can find updated list of scientific articles and data and other web guides about the coronavirus epidemic.


Last modified: 19.5. 2020 09:05