The Internet Archive has opened up their collection of 1.4 million books with no waiting list during the COVID-19 crisis.
They’re trying to support schools which are doing online learning, and trying to support everyone who has been shut out of their local library.
Their collection consists of mostly 20th century materials, mostly still in copyright, that are out of print and not easily accessible as ebooks. I’ve used some of their books in the past, when you had to “check out” books for a specific period of time (and if the book was in use, you had to wait for it). It’s a small but excellent collection. Best of all, their online reader is excellent — their reader makes Google Books look absolutely sick in comparison.
So if you’ve been suffering from book deprivation, access the National Emergency Library here.