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HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service

Hathi Trust

The University of Toronto is now a participant in the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). This means that during the U of T library closure due to COVID-19, current students and faculty can read digitized versions of more than 2.5 million of the library’s in-copyright print books that have been deposited in the HathiTrust Digital Library. 

The Emergency Temporary Access Service enables:    

  • Students, faculty and staff to log in to HathiTrust and view all books published before 2004 that HathiTrust has verified as being held in U of T Libraries' print collection, even if in copyright.   

  • Students, faculty and staff to read and search these books online. Books CANNOT be downloaded in full.    

  • For each copy of a work in our collection, one simultaneous checkout will be allowed.

  • To learn more about the ETAS service, after logging into HathiTrust, select Help from the top menu and search for "ETAS information for users".

The ETAS collection will only be available while our physical libraries are closed.  

How to access the collection  

  1. Search for the book you would like to access in LibrarySearch.

  2. Click the GET IT WITH HATHI ETAS link in the catalogue record of the item to open the small window that shows the HathiTrust agreement that you must click through.

  3. hathitrust item button in a catalogue recordScroll to the bottom of the window.

  4. Click on the I AGREE link to go through to the HathiTrust repository.

  5. image of the agreement for use of hathitrust items

  6. Once you are in HathiTrust, you MUST login again – click on the yellow button in the upper right of the screen.

  7. yellow hathitrust login button

  8. Find and select University of Toronto in the list of partner institutions.   

  9. Log in with your UTORid and password.   

  10. You will now see a TEMPORARY ACCESS link in the catalogue record for your book.  

  11. Click on it to get to the CHECKOUT screen. 

Can’t find what you’re looking for? We may be able to provide an alternate means of access. Contact us for assistance: Students | Faculty please contact your Liaison Librarian 

Terms of Use Statement

Digital works that have been made available through HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) are solely for the use of a student, staff member, faculty member or library patron of a participating Canadian institution on the basis of fair dealing for research, private study, education, parody, satire, criticism or review only. You may only view and access these digital works for the foregoing purpose(s) during any period that these digital works are made available by the library. Any downloading, reproduction, fixation, distribution, transmission, dissemination, communication, or any other uses, may be an infringement of copyright if done without securing the permission of the copyright owner. You may not distribute, e-mail or otherwise communicate these materials to any other person. Click here for access to HathiTrust’s ETAS Terms of Service or contact your university’s copyright specialist for further guidance.

I have read and agree with the above statement. Continue to HathiTrust.