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April 13, 2020

Temporary online access granted to books in K-State Libraries' collection

Submitted by Darchelle Martin

K-State Libraries has activated the Emergency Temporary Access Service as a member institution of HathiTrust Digital Library. The service allows any books in HathiTrust's digital library that are also in K-State's physical collection to be available online to authenticated K-State students, staff and faculty. This will provide access to the digitized version of more than 50% of K-State's physical collection.

Users must log in on the HathiTrust website using their K-State eID and password to view materials. Detailed instructions about how to log in and use the service are available online.

Users will have 60 minutes of access to a book during any session. If you remain active in the book during any session, access time will be extended. You are not able to download the entire book, but single pages can be downloaded.

The Emergency Temporary Access Service is currently for HathiTrust member libraries located in the U.S. that have suffered an unexpected or involuntary disruption to normal operations. This is a temporary service offered only during the timeframe in which the COVID-19 emergency is closing print collection access at member libraries.

Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving more than 17 million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.