Yale faculty, students, and staff may access digital copies of collection items that are in the public domain via Hathi Trust. These titles will show in our online catalog with the location “HathiTrust Digital Library.” See the “Using HathiTrust E-books” video for more information. Please note that the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) for in-copyright HathiTrust titles ended on Aug. 16, 2021 with the exception of access for users with print disabilities.
HathiTrust Help - Using the Digital Library: https://www.hathitrust.org/help_digital_library
ETAS Information for Libraries: https://www.hathitrust.org/ETAS-Description
ETAS Information for Users:
Support for this service is available via the HathiTrust User Support Team at email@example.com or by clicking the "Feedback" link at the top of any HathiTrust page.
Please send any questions to Ask Yale Library.
The Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) via HathiTrust is now live for Yale University faculty, students, and staff. The ETAS service provides the Yale community with access to both public domain digitized books in HathiTrust as well as in-copyright and copyright-undetermined volumes that match Yale's print holdings.
Yale has e-book access to as many simultaneous user copies as we have print copies in our physical collections. For example, if Yale has one copy of a title on our shelf, we have single user access to the digital copy; if we have two copies, we have two concurrent user access to the digital copy, etc. This service will be available to Yale users for as long as the current emergency situation continues. Records representing the HathiTrust digitized materials will be added to the catalog soon and once available there, will display as "temporary access."
How does it work?
See the video below for a short demonstration of HathiTrust.