Access for healthcare professionals & patients

Bookshare and Load2Learn
Elsevier has made a collection of its top titles available in accessible format on, the world’s largest online library for people with print disabilities. Blind and dyslexic students can access research published in Elsevier titles in accessible format by working with Load2Learn, a web-based service delivered by RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People UK).

Emergency Access Initiative
We partner with the US National Library of Medicine on the Emergency Access Initiative to provide temporary free access to full text articles to healthcare professionals, librarians and members of the public affected by disasters. Access was triggered for the Haiti 2010 earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic, flooding in Pakistan (2010), both the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Japan (2011), Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013), and the Ebola crisis (2014).

Open content
As a guest user, anyone can access free content via such as The Lancet abstracts, Editorial, World Report, Perspectives, Correspondence. All Cell Press titles also provide free access after 12 months from the Cell Press website. Furthermore, Elsevier publishes a number of medical related open access journals which are free for everybody to access.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)
Elsevier provides free access to ClinicalKey for more than 200 clinical RFDS staff, ensuring that both emergency and primary health services can continue to be provided to remote communities in Australia.

Emergency resource centres
For specific medical related emergencies, Elsevier creates dedicated emergency resource centers which provide free access to curated, relevant research. Examples of these include our resource centers on the Zika and Ebola virus. The former contains a collection of continually updated resources from Elsevier's content and experts, including The Lancet and world-renowned infectious disease expert Dr. Raphael Dolin.

Individual requests
In certain medical situations, articles which are not accessible via the options listed above can be requested by patient organizations and charities on behalf of patients. These requests are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. For such inquiries, please reach out to

Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer Resource Centre
Elsevier provides healthcare professionals free access to latest research in the form of journal articles, patient case reports, interviews with experts. The resource centre is hosted by the European Journal of Cancer and Clinical Colorectal Cancer.