Any print book held in the University Library that is available as a digitised book on HathiTrust can now be read on their platform. Access is made available to simultaneous users only when multiple copies of the book are available in print. If one copy of a book is available in the print collection of the University Library HathiTrust will allow one person at a time to view the digitised copy.
Access is available by logging into the HathiTrust platform with Raven.
This is a temporary service only available for the pandemic. Under the terms of the special emergency arrangement access to books on the platform will be withdrawn when restrictions to accessing the print collections are removed.
The Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) makes it possible for authorized member library patrons to obtain lawful access to specific materials in the corpus, specifically digitised items in HathiTrust that correspond to physical books held by their own library when that book is not currently available due to the temporary disruption in service.
Not every book will be available to view in full. You will see that some books are marked ‘Limited (search-only)’. These books are not included in our ETAS collection as we do not hold print copies of these titles (please check iDiscover for an electronic version of the title). Titles in our collection will include a link marked ‘Temporary Access’. The ‘Full View’ records will be out of copyright texts that will remain available after our ETAS access ends.
The books that are available for ‘Temporary Access’ will be available to link from iDiscover records for the print title: https://idiscover.lib.cam.ac.uk/permalink/f/t9gok8/44CAM_ALMA51660935800003606
HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of 200+ academic and research libraries, preserving 17.4+ million digitised items. HathiTrust holds the largest set of digitized books managed by the academic, research, and library community.
Information about ETAS is available from the HathiTrust website: https://www.hathitrust.org/ETAS-User-Information
To view the HathiTrust Statement of Accessibility please see this page: https://www.hathitrust.org/accessibility