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HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service

Information about the service and instructions on how to use it.

Things to Remember

  • A book "checks out" for only one hour. It will renew automatically, unless someone else is trying to access the same title.
  • Most books will only allow access for one person at a time.
  • You cannot download or print out a "Temporary Access" book.

Accessing a Book from a Link

If you have a link to a specific book title, it will take you to the homepage for the individual book in HathiTrust. You will see a message that says, "This item is not available.” So, click LOG IN at the top right.


Click on the drop-down menu for Find your partner institution.


Then use the search box (1) or scroll towards the bottom (1A) until you see University of Texas at San Antonio. Click on that (2) and then hit CONTINUE (3).

You’ll be asked for your abc123, as you would normally when accessing our online resources

That should take you back to the online version of the book, but now it will say it is available to Check Out. Click on that.

The book will check out for one hour. It will renew automatically, as long as none else is waiting for it.

Because most digitized books only allow one person at a time to access them, we encourage everyone to click on Return Early when you are finished.