May 4, 2020

Many vendors and publishers are offering additional support during the Covid-19 crisis to libraries including the following options from NAG Member organisations:

Digital Content Associates (DCA)

“DCA aims to support libraries through the lockdown by providing content and services that drive usage and engage communities. Our partners include {the only public library} Google Ad Grant specialist,  the leading e-resource course providers,  branded character educational content for pre-school kids, and streaming classical music videos.

More UK libraries are discovering the benefits of our services at this critical time. In all cases, access is direct, with no LMS configuration required. We work with you to launch services as quickly as possible for your community. Please call us to discuss any of our partners’ special offers below on 07767 606684 or 07974 927096.

Niche Academy provides custom training videos and tutorials for both library staff and users on your website. Embedded in-house video tutorials cover the most common e-content platforms that your library offers. Plus subscribers get free access to hundreds of staff training videos created by leading libraries in the US and beyond, with the ability to quickly produce and upload your own training pieces as well. Niche Academy increases usage of e-resources and promotes information literacy.

Offer: Free month access and set-up call with full guidance and technical support to embed the tutorials that you require. 

Koios is a Google Ad Grant agent who specialises in the library sector. Koios helps library trusts and non-profit library affiliates to secure up to £9,000 a month worth of free Google Ads. Koios can help you build the right campaign, comply with Google’s rigorous requirements on landing pages and even convert your entire catalogue into a Google Ad. Koios will greatly increase your library’s visibility online and helps grow usage by up to 3-5 times.

Offer: free set-up and management for two months, with the grant yours to keep should you decide not to continue.

Medici is the leading video and audio resource for classical music, opera and dance. Medici delivers unlimited video access to over 150 live events and 3,500 musical works from the 1940’s through to the present day, in addition to documentaries, operas, ballets and masterclasses.

Offer one free month of streaming access to the entire catalogue on an unlimited simultaneous access basis, with barcode authentication. 

Hopster is the leading UK TV app for pre-school children. Hopster content is ideal for families with young children looking for high-quality content curated and approved by educators. Hopster TV contains games, books, shows, music and learning programmes featuring leading branded-character content, all accessible on a range of devices such as Apple and Android mobiles and tablets.

Offer – 12 months for the price of 10, accessible through digital voucher redemption.

Contact: to test this app and discuss any other offers.”


Ulverscroft are making uLIBRARY free to access for all until 31st July. This includes access to 500 of their most popular audiobooks and free membership to the uLIBRARY book clubs. You can view the available titles at
Librarians will be able to access the Audiobooks straight away with no LMS configuration required.  Register for access at: