Update:

August 3, 2021: Library locations will reopen to Harvard students, faculty, and staff for the fall semester. See the full reopening schedule.

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HathiTrust

Connect with digitized materials from libraries around the world.

Looking to access digitized materials online? You can with HathiTrust. Items available through HathiTrust can be accessed from the item's HOLLIS record or directly at HathiTrust.

Partnering with academic and research institutions, HathiTrust lets users access to millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. Typically, books in the public domain can be viewed in full by all users, and copyrighted items are searchable. 

HathiTrust

 

What's available

  • Copyrighted items are available for full-text search in the HathiTrust Digital Library and can be helpful in the creation of a bibliography.
  • Items in the public domain or available through Creative Commons licensing are marked “Full view” in the online catalog at https://www.hathitrust.org.
  • Because Harvard is a HathiTrust member, you may log in to HathiTrust using your Harvard Key and download full PDFs of "Full View" items. 

Emergency Temporary Access (ETAS) has ended

When our libraries were closed and we were unable to circulate physical books and other materials, HathiTrust, created an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).

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 accessing our print collection via HOLLIS and the libraries at Harvard.

HathiTrust Accessibility 

As a partner of HathiTrust, Harvard Library can provide eligible patrons with print disabilities special access to all digitized in-copyright material in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Eligible patrons are affiliates of Harvard University who have a print disability for which access to digital copies of library books is a reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

A print disability may be defined as the inability to access print due to a visual, perceptual, or physical disability. This may include blindness, low-vision, learning disabilities, or the inability to hold a book. 

For more information, contact Harvard Library at hlproxy@harvard.edu or the local disability coordinator for your school.