ScienceDirect Update: Access Extended through March 2020 as Negotiations Continue

Although the ScienceDirect license expired on December 31, 2019, the SUNY ScienceDirect Working Group continues to negotiate with Elsevier on a new license agreement. SUNY signed a three-month extension to keep access to ScienceDirect until March 31, 2020 while negotiations continue.
Two possible outcomes from the negotiation are:

  • Renew three-year subscription to access all content at reduced cost for all participating campuses
  • Do not renew subscription and use alternative methods such as interlibrary loan and article purchasing to access content

The working group is open to other options and will continue to explore through the negotiations. We will provide updates as it develops. If you have any questions or thoughts to share, contact Stephanie Hess at or 777-2474.