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HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service: Read Copyrighted Books for the Duration of the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order

Fri, April 10, 2020 4:00 PM

Millions of electronic books are now temporarily available to UC Merced users through the HathiTrust Digital Library’s Emergency Temporary Access Services (HT ETAS). By providing University of California students, faculty, and staff with access to digital versions of the printed volumes held by any campus library in the University of California system, this service helps UC Merced Library continue to serve its mission of teaching, research and learning in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cascade of disruptions that have followed.

To take advantage of this temporary expanded access:

  1. Visit HathiTrust Digital Library and click the yellow “LOG IN” button.

  2. Select “University of California, Merced” and log in using your UCMNetID.

  3. Search the HathiTrust digital library to locate the item you wish to view. (Be sure to choose the Catalog search option—not the “Full-text” option—in order to access all the books available via HT ETAS.)

  4. Click on the Temporary Access link at the bottom of the record to Check Out the item through the Emergency Temporary Access Service.

You can view the materials from anywhere with an internet connection—no VPN or special setup is required. (Please read this user guide for detailed instructions on accessing the materials from your computer.)

This ten-minute video (available via Box or YouTube) demonstrates how to search for and access books available via HT ETAS.

Additional Resources:

View the HT ETAS Library Guide

HT ETAS Information Sessions for Faculty and Graduate Students

Join one of the HT ETAS information sessions, "Accessing 17 Million Books via HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Services: A Live Zoom Session for Faculty and Graduate Students" presented by Deputy University Librarian, Donald Barclay.

            2:30pm- 2:50pm


           1:30pm - 1:50pm


           10:00am - 10:20am


          11:00am - 11:20am


          1:40pm - 2:00pm