HathiTrust ETAS Access

Loyola University Chicago has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a global collaborative of research and academic libraries working towards a shared mission to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.

Users of Loyola University Libraries now have access to the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).  The ETAS permits special access for HathiTrust member libraries that suffer an unexpected or involuntary, temporary disruption to normal operations, such as closure for a public health emergency, requiring the library to be closed to its patrons, or otherwise restrict print collection access services.  The ETAS makes it possible for our library patrons to obtain lawful access to specific digital materials in HathiTrust that correspond to physical books held by our library. The ETAS will allow Loyola University Libraries to continue supporting the teaching, learning, and research mission of our institution during said disruption in service.

To gain access to the full text of books currently accessible to us, log into HathiTrust (www.hathitrust.org) using your UVID, and enter your search terms in the single search box. View and download full-book PDF files of all Public Domain and Creative Commons-licensed volumes in HathiTrust (currently more than 6.9 million for U.S. users), as well as the thousands of in-copyright ebooks available temporarily while we continue to work and learn away from our campuses.

Loyola University Chicago Students, Faculty, and Staff will have:

  • Continued access to the scholarly record of print collections held by our libraries with a digitized copy in HathiTrust.
  • Reading access to the book online, within a web browser. 
  • Ability to “check out” a copy for a limited period of time with an auto-renew feature for books still in use. Access to items is 1-1; 1 copy on the member library shelf, 1 individual access to the digital copy; 2 copies, 2 concurrent users of the digital item.

To learn more about how to search HathiTrust, see this Info Sheet for Faculty/Researchers, this page on using ETAS, or contact your Subject Specialist.

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