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Change to HathiTrust full text access as of February 12


Change to HathiTrust full text access as of February 12


When UH Libraries closed and we were unable to circulate physical books and other materials due to COVID-19, HathiTrust, in response to the emergency, created an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). ETAS made our print titles that are in digital format via HathiTrust available to faculty, staff and students.


As we have resumed 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.  (Titles that have been appearing in HathiTrust as “Temporary Access,” will revert back to having the label “Limited (search only).”)


You may continue to access HathiTrust items in the public domain or available through Creative Commons licensing. These titles are marked “Full view” in the online catalog at Because University of Houston Libraries is a HathiTrust member, you may log in to HathiTrust using your institutional login and password and download full PDFs of those items. 


Please see UH Library’s COVID-19 updates regarding visiting  us or requesting print materials.  

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