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Free journal access in public libraries set to stay

A pilot initiative to give users of public libraries free access to over 10 million academic articles has been extended.

The Access to Research initiative was launched in 2014 as a two-year pilot following the recommendations of the Finch report, which suggested that major academic publishers should devise a scheme to allow public libraries to offer free access to journals in all fields of research.

The collaboration between public libraries and the Publishers Licensing Society allows access to more than 8,000 journals from Cambridge University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Elsevier, Oxford University Press, SAGE, Springer Nature, Taylor and Francis, and Wiley.

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