I study on a university that, let's just say does not have much resources for us students. So I need to get access to some online libraries such as Springer Books, Elsevier, Knovel etc. I have been using a friend's credentials, he studies on a prestigious university and they have access to the aforementioned services, plus a lot more. Clearly this is something I would be most interested in. The problem is that I don't live close to any big library that I could subscribe to. So I'm interested to know what are my options here? Can I subscribe to say something along the lines of the MIT Libraries (without being a student). The MIT thing was just an example, but this is something what I am looking for. Does anyone here know of such online services? Basically subscribing to Spring, Elsevier and Knovel as an individual would be out of the question due to the financial issue.