Credo Reference Subscribers – Free Access to Public High Schools

July 27th, 2010 · by spolanka · 2 Comments

Big news today from Credo Reference, US Public libraries can now provide local public high schools with free access to Credo General Reference.  The pilot program will include local public high schools in new US public library subscriptions at no additional cost! (bold inserted by sp)

From the press release:  Recognizing the increasing burden on public libraries to support the research needs of students at local schools, Credo Reference will be made available to a library’s local public high school(s). The students will now have unlimited access to trusted content from Credo’s 70+ publishers when it is time to write their research papers whether they are at school, home or the local library.

“Schools are struggling with shrinking budgets and an ever-increasing need for quality information resources,” remarked Emilie Smart, Head of Reference Services for East Baton Rouge Parish Library. “This new program from Credo Reference will have an immediate and positive impact for our students, teachers and community at large.”

“Public libraries have become a more important community resource than ever before. We are pleased to be able to offer this new program as a way to support public libraries and the schools they serve,” commented Mike Sweet, Credo Reference CEO, “and we encourage libraries to take advantage of the offer before the September 30th deadline.”

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 C. Ark // Sep 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Do the public libraries need to buy a subscription to Credo Reference in order for their local high schools to have access? Or, is this a wide-open, free access offer?

  • 2 spolanka // Sep 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Yes, the public library in your area needs to subscribe in order for you to get the free access at your high school. Sue