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Sarah McClung
Sarah is the Head of Collection Development at the UCSF Library. Contact Sarah with questions about library subscriptions and collections purchases.

HathiTrust ETAS ends

On Sunday, August 15, UCSF’s access to HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) will end, but full access to our physical library collections will be restored. You will once again be able to check out materials from the physical collection of UCSF Library and still use HathiTrust to access public domain and Creative Commons licensed volumes.

What is ETAS?

When UCSF Library closed in response to the COVID-19 emergency, we were unable to circulate physical books and other materials, so HathiTrust created ETAS, which made 6.3 million in-copyright print titles held by UC libraries available in digital form to UCSF faculty, staff and students. As we resume providing access to the print collection, the conditions for the fair use of digital copies of these materials end — and so does our access to this service. Please return to using our print collection in the usual ways.

Using HathiTrust

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Copyrighted items are still available for full-text search in the HathiTrust Digital Library and can be helpful in the creation of a bibliography. You may continue to access the 6.8 million HathiTrust items that are in the public domain or available through Creative Commons licensing. These titles are marked “Full view” in the online catalog at https://www.hathitrust.org. Because UC is a HathiTrust member, you may log in to HathiTrust using your institutional login and password and download full PDFs of those items.