HathiTrust Provides Emergency Temporary Access to Copyrighted Books

Today, HathiTrust took an important step and opened up copyrighted material in their digital library to member institutions with copies of those items in their physical collections.

This means that any books available through HathiTrust which are also in Clemson University Libraries’ collections will be available online without the additional step of requesting a digital scan. HathiTrust’s online collection contains more than 25% or 167,276 volumes of Clemson University Libraries’ book collections.

Clemson University is among the first member libraries with access to this service.

  1. To take advantage of this resource: Visit https://www.hathitrust.org and click the yellow “LOG IN” button.
  2. Select “Clemson University” and log in using your Clemson username and password.
  3. Use the site to locate the item you wish to view.
  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 will have 60 minutes of access to the book during any session. If you remain active in the book during any session, access time will be extended. You may download page-by-page or you may only read it online in an active session while using HathiTrust. This is to protect the author’s rights.

Detailed instructions (including how to use the service on a phone or tablet) can be found here: https://www.hathitrust.org/ETAS-How-To

If you have questions or concerns, please submit them to feedback@issues.hathitrust.org.

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