January 24, 2022

To Celebrate National Library Week (Next Week) OUP Will Provide Free Access to the Oxford English Dictionary & Oxford Reference Database

UPDATE (April 14): The username/password required to access the OED and Oxford Reference is:

Username: libraryweek
Password: libraryweek

Direct to OED Website
Direct to Oxford Reference Website

To celebrate National Library Week next week (April 14-20) Oxford University Press is offering free online access to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Oxford Reference in North and South America.

From the OUP Blog:

Free access will be through a username and password announced here on the OUPblog on 14 April. Everyone will have access through the same login, which will last until the end of the week.

We’re freeing up this unprecedented amount of OUP content in thanks for all the hard and vital work that librarians do to support their patrons and in celebration of the week honoring libraries. In addition, we will be announcing a special contest just for librarians on 14 April, which will bring attention to the events that libraries hold during National Library Week.

Read the Complete Blog Post

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Learn More About the Contest Referenced Above

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.