Have you found a book on HathiTrust that is available for ‘Temporary Access’ that you would like to read but are unsure how to do it? Let us tell you how.
There will not be any links to a book in iDiscover or HathiTrust in case someone needs to access the book we are all using for testing.
If you see a record in iDiscover to a book with a link for the HathiTrust ETAS you will be directed to an HathiTrust record that is available for ‘Temporary Access’.
You will see results in HathiTrust and you will need to click on ‘Catalog Record’ to see links to the full text.
You should then see a record for the titles, which may contain links to multiple volumes, and you will need to click on the ‘Temporary access’ link to be able to view the full text.
If the record has multiple volumes you will be viewing all the volumes at once and, if only one print copy of the title is available in the libraries of the University of Cambridge, you will be the only person able to view these titles until they are returned.
When you click on the ‘temporary access’ link you will then see an option to ‘Check out’ the title. You will be checking this book out onto your ‘account’. You will have logged in with Raven to access the title and the book will be associated with your session while it is checked out to you.
Once you have checked the book out you will have the book to use for one hour. The title will renew automatically while you are using it. If you stop using the book it will be made available for other users once the loan period has ended.
If you have finished reading a book you can choose to make the book available for others by clicking on ‘Return early’ from the menu on the left hand side of the screen.
While a book is checked out a message will appear for any other users who want to see the full text. There is no way to recall a book and it will be necessary to wait for the book to become available.
Please use the ‘Return early’ function whenever possible to make the books available for anyone else who might want to view them.