Some library books can now be accessed online temporarily

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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. Single page downloads are available. Books cannot be downloaded in full.   
  • For each copy of a work in our collection, one simultaneous checkout will be allowed.  

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

To access the collection  

U of T students, faculty and staff can visit the HathiTrust Digital Library and log in with their UTORid and password.  

Date published: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020