The Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) via HathiTrust is now live for Yale University faculty, students, and staff. This 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.
(Emergency access is permitted because library buildings are closed, making the physical books inaccessible to patrons. However, Yale ID holders may use the Scan and Deliver service to request scans of articles and chapters from HathiTrust titles.)
Yale has access to as many simultaneous user copies as we have print copies in our physical collections; 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?
Resources for Help
HathiTrust Help - Using the Digital Library: https://www.hathitrust.org/help_digital_library
ETAS Information for Users:
Support for this service is available via the HathiTrust User Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking the "Feedback" link at the top of any HathiTrust page.
Ask Yale Library FAQs will be available soon.
Please send any questions to Ask Yale Library.