Perusall Publisher Offering Free Textbooks

We designed Perusall to support learning no matter the mode of delivery: if you’re moving your class online due to the Coronavirus epidemic, Perusall will create an engaging virtual learning experience for your students.

If your students previously purchased books outside of Perusall, and you’d like to move to Perusall now, we may be able to help. We have arranged with an increasing number of our publishers to offer free textbook rentals in Perusall for students in ongoing courses affected by COVID-19. Those currently participating include:


  • Broadview Press
  • McFarland
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Oxford University Press
  • Princeton University Press
  • SAGE
  • Taylor and Francis (including Routledge and CRC Press)
  • Wiley

(Some restrictions may apply, depending on the publisher.)

If you’d like to take advantage of this offer for your course, email us at and let us know what book(s) you are using in your course and how many students you have. If permitted to by the publisher, we’ll provide you with an access code your students can use to bypass the paywall for your book(s) until at least May 25. (Let us know if your semester extends beyond that date.)

If you don’t see your publisher on the list above, contact your local publisher sales representative for alternatives that may be available.

Please feel free to share this information with colleagues who are moving their classes online, or with your administration.

Stay safe.

Brian Lukoff, Ph.D.