Emergency access to HathiTrust materials to be discontinued July 6


At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital library HathiTrust created an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) to provide books electronically while print books were unavailable. ETAS covered approximately 40% of the print titles held at University of Utah libraries and made them accessible to faculty, staff and students in a digital format.

With the library set to resume full access to its print collections on July 6, 2021, the  ETAS agreement will end and patrons will return to accessing the print collection in the usual ways—by browsing the stacks or submitting a pull service or delivery request.

Copyrighted items will still be available for full-text search in the HathiTrust Digital Library. Patrons may continue to access the full-text HathiTrust materials in the public domain or available through Creative Commons licensing. These titles are marked “full view” in the HathiTrust online catalog. Because the University of Utah is a HathiTrust member, patrons may log in to HathiTrust using a uNID/password and download full PDFs of those items.

Have any questions? Send an email to mlib-delivery@lists.utah.edu.

Is there an item that you’d like to see on the library’s shelves? Simply suggest a purchase.