We require that all publications and other materials produced with our cultural and environmental grants are available online for free.

We also support projects that challenge barriers to open access, create new legal tools for open access to academic publications, and develop best practices for open access to library collections.

Since 2002, we have awarded 40 grants to promote open access, totalling $30m

See our open access grants.

Read more about our open access and digital preservation policy.

Latest Open Access News

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New grant to the National Library of Sweden
New grant to Columbia University Libraries

Open Access case studies

Internet Archive

We support a partnership between Internet Archive and MIT press to make hundreds of MIT Press books accessible online


We help ensure that public domain materials that legally and morally should be free, are available to all.

Creative Commons

We support Creative Commons to develop an easy-to-use set of legal tools for academic authors who wish to make their work open access.