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HathiTrust is a collection of digitized works from some of the nation's great research libraries.

What is HathiTrust?

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HathiTrust brings together the digitized collections of research libraries around the nation and makes them available to everyone. There are more than 140 members in HathiTrust, including the University of Washington. HathiTrust allows researchers to access a vast array of materials and find information that has traditionally been hard to find. HathiTrust allows users to customize searches and build collections for easy access to digitized works.

Emergency Temporary Access Service

During the closure of the Libraries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) permits special access for UW faculty, students, and staff to specific digital materials in HathiTrust that correspond to physical books held by UW Libraries. To access these materials, you must log into HathiTrust with the yellow log in button.

The Libraries has access to 1.7 million titles through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) program in UW Libraries Search.

Logging in Through UW

To login to HathiTrust through the library:

  • Press the big yellow button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Log in button

  • Choose the "University of Washington" from the list.

institution selection menu

  • Use your UW NetID to finish logging in

Locating HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service Materials Through UW Libraries Search

Records with emergency HathiTrust ETAS access will display with both physical and electronic inventory in both the brief and full display as in this example record:

Under "View It," follow the link to "HathiTrust Emergency Library" to access the ebook.

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Help Links

If you have general questions about HathiTrust operations and services or have problems with HathiTrust's digital content or catalog records, you can email

Or go to one of the following links for more help:

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