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HathiTrust: Temporary Emergency Access

Emergency Access

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the Hathi Trust has made available to Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, works in Hathi that are under copyright and physically held in the Northwestern libraries. Northwestern students, faculty, and staff may log in to Hathi and check out items that are normally available in search only mode as they are under copyright. This checkout will time out after 1 hour but there are unlimited renewals. Users will not be able to download or print the works under copyright. Once logged in to Hathi you should see the following Temporary Access link to items in Hathi for which the Northwestern libraries hold physical copies.

The following conditions apply to the emergency access program:

  • Users will not be able to download or print in copyright materials.
  • Access to a specific work will time out at 60 minutes but there will be unlimited renewals.
  • The emergency access for Northwestern users will be based on Northwestern’s holdings (e.g. we will not be able to get emergency access for a work we do not hold a physical copy for).
  • If Northwestern has one copy of an in copyright work only one user at a time will be able to access this work.
  • We will not be able to make requests for “on the fly” corrections in the bib data to enable access.
  • Access will be granted only to faculty, students and staff of member institutions.