With the latest COVID-19 lockdown, the Bodleian Libraries has been able to reinstate its membership of the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). The service makes it possible for University of Oxford members to obtain lawful online access to specific titles in HathiTrust's digital repository that correspond to print books held by the Bodleian Libraries: this represents over 1 million additional ebooks and ejournals.
Only titles where the Libraries already hold print copies are available digitally from HathiTrust, provided a digital version is available. The number of concurrent accesses to the digital resource is tied to the number of print copies held by the Bodleian Libraries - so where the Libraries hold one print copy of a title, only one person can use the corresponding HathiTrust ebook at a time.
As part of the arrangement, the corresponding print copies will be inaccessible for the duration of the subscription to ETAS. This includes print copies that were loanable previously, disqualifying them from Click and Collect. Please note that HathiTrust items cannot be downloaded, they can only be read online.
There is more information about the HathiTrust Temporary Access Service (ETAS) available at the website below.
If members of the University encounter any issues when attempting to access content hosted by the HathiTrust they can contact email@example.com in the first instance or use the Bodleian Libraries Live Chat service through the SOLO homepage.
Below is a step by step guide for accessing a title listed on SOLO via the HathiTrust's Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).