This page features resources you can use to learn more about the ebook crisis and to advocate for better access and raise awareness to others. Please use these resources as you wish.

Background reading

This reading list provides some context to the ebook crisis in the UK and further afield.

Can my students read my books?

This document provides guidance to authors of the questions to ask about library access when negotiating contracts with publishers

Promotional resources

Please feel free to use these logos and animation to advocate for fair access to ebooks and to raise awareness of the campaign. For the logos, right-click on an image and select “open in new tab” to view the full logo. Then right-click and “save image as”

#ebooksos in one minute!

The promotion video is also available in multiple languages – please see this link for those currently available. If you would like it in your language, please get in touch!

#ebooksos campaign shop

We have launched a campaign shop where you can buy #ebooksos branded t-shirts and totes. The small profit we receive on each purchase will be used to further promote the campaign as currently we have no formal funding. Click on the image below to view our shop

Open access research methods and study skills ebooks

Research method and study skills textbooks are often some of the hardest to obtain in ebook format. In an effort to overcome this, librarians crowdsourced a list of freely available open access resources researchers, teachers and students may find useful. It can be viewed, edited and shared here

Crowd-sourced spreadsheet of examples

We have been collecting examples of excessively highly priced books, restrictive licences, titles unavailable or sudden price changes – these can all be seen here. Please add to this spreadsheet any examples you yourself have come across.