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COVID-19 Response

British Online Archives once again helps existing UK and US customers by providing temporary free access to its entire platform

British Online Archives (BOA) is once again delighted to offer Higher Education Institutions (HEI) free access to its entire platform for a limited period. We understand the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic, and appreciate remote learning remains a top priority for HEI’s around the world.

This period of free access will apply to our complete suite of online products and run from Tuesday 1st February for an initial period of 30 days. Our primary source collections cover a diverse range of subjects and time periods, from colonialism and the world wars to political activism and international relations. Each collection is divided into intuitive volumes and accompanied by a multi-level search functions and contextual content, such as subject-relevant essays, making them ideal for undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as more seasoned academics.

In addition, BOA can announce we are waiving access fees on all purchases made until 31st July. We are also continuing to provide significant discounts on multi-product purchases.

To set up your free institutional trial please get in touch with us at

Originally published 27/03/2020, updated 26/01/2022