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Free Access to eBook Resources

If prompted for a password enter "open."

Publishers working with Mackin have made over 10,000 multiuser eBook titles available to read online. 


Access them at  Enter the following information:

School: RILINK MackinVIA

User ID: rilink

Password: rilink

RILINK has signed up for access to Follett Lightbox & AV2 World Language Interactive Books for everyone.  

Login information has been sent to the list.  This information may be shared with parents and students but do not post it to public forums or social media.


TumbleBooks has provided RILINK with free access to all of their databases so members do not have to request individual accounts.  


Open access to JLG Books...thank you to Michelle Steever for passing this along to us to post.

To link to the free trials on your website or blog use the URLs in the attached PDF. 

Free access to eBooks and Audiobooks

Abdo DigitalABDO book publishers just released their entire digital collection for free online.  You can search by grade, genre, subject, and format. There are "Read to Me"  and Spanish books available.

This is the link to access the free trial until May 31:

from Audible's website-

"For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

It's that easy."

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Free Distance Learning Bundles

In light of school and library closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our publishing partners are offering free access to a variety of web-hosted eBooks through June 30. Visit our website to find more details about the collections, and feel free to share them with your students and other educators.

abdo logo Bearport Publishing Cherry Lake Publishers The Child's World
North Star Editions Reference Point Digital Sleeping Bear Press  

Renaissance logo

"These are unprecedented times for all of us—and especially for teachers, administrators, and students. Our team is here to assist you as you work to find solutions for students suddenly learning remotely during this unexpected global crisis.

Renaissance software provides digital solutions to help you ensure that students stay engaged in daily reading practice. Your school now has flexibility and choice to allow students to take Accelerated Reader quizzes from home. To use this feature, your program’s district administrator may need to modify the existing IP restrictions. See more details here.

Also, until June 30*, your students can access a myON Shared Account and myON News at no additional cost."

Login information

  • School Name: Read at Home
  • Username: readnow
  • Password: myon

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From the Library of Congress website "Beginning April 1, fun and free activities will be available online including how-to-draw demonstrations, engaging read-a-louds and inspiring resources from the Library’s collections."

Free access to Database Resources

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Britannica’s LaunchPacks® offered free of charge to all US schools

As schools across the United States close or prepare to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Encyclopaedia Britannica is offering all schools’ and students free access to its popular LaunchPacks® Science and  Social Studies learning content.

Visit to learn more about this offer.






American History

Modern World History
African-American History
American Indian History
Ancient and Medieval History
Science Online
World Geography and Culture Online
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Health Reference Center
Bloom's Literature
Writer's Reference Center
Curriculum Resource Center
World News Digest
Issues & Controversies
Issues & Controversies in American History
Today's Science
The World Almanac for Kids
The World Almanac
World Religions
Classroom Video On Demand: Master Collection
Classroom Video On Demand: Career & Technical Education Collection
Chelsea House Biographies Online
Mid/High School eBook Subscription Collection
Literary Classics eBook Collection
World Cinema Collection
Sacred Texts eBook Collection
The World Almanac for Kids Elementary
The Mailbox School & District Edition
Polling the Nations

Link to All of Your Available Trials:

Elementary school librarians can request access to PebbleGo while their schools are closed. 

Visit to make the request.

New Additions as of March 28

Please Read Before Accessing Links

Some issues have been reported accessing the links below. Until we can get it resolved with ProQuest, please try the following work around.

  1. Visit Trial Status and complete the reCAPTCHA process.
  2. Click on one of the links to visit the database.
  3. Once this is done, the direct URLs listed on this page should work.

Please contact us if this is not working as a temporary fix for you.

RILINK has a trial for ProQuest databases through May 29 for the following databases. 
If you are asked to login use
Username: rilink
Password: RilinkPQ#1
For an overview of each of the databases and additional information visit the Trial Status page.

Links to Additional Free Offers

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Exploring Nature

Click HERE to go to Exploring Nature.

Database Trials

Pebble Go is an Emergent Reader Research Database.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!!!!

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