Hathitrust Emergency Access ends Sept. 1

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September 1 is the end date for our campus access to the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). As a member of HathiTrust, the UC Libraries were able to provide our campus access to ETAS while our physical collections remained inaccessible due to pandemic closures. With the fall reopening of our campus, the UC Libraries, and libraries nationally, the exception that permitted the service is coming to an end.

After 9/1, How Does the end of ETAS Impact You:

  • If you were an ETAS user, books you accessed online will still be discoverable through UC Library Search and are eligible for check out or borrowing through Interlibrary Loan.
  • If you are not back in Santa Cruz and are closer to a different UC campus, UC Library Search will allow you to request Interlibrary loan books and have them delivered to the UC campus closest to you for pick up there.
  • If you do not find books and films you need for your research and teaching, use the Request a Purchase form

The service supported our campus well through the full closure of our buildings. ETAS made 6.3 million in-copyright print titles held by UC libraries available in digital form to UCSC faculty, staff, and students. If pandemic conditions shift dramatically and health and safety concerns necessitate libraries closing again, we will work with our library partners and HathiTrust to reinstate the service.