During the time Rutgers University Libraries physical buildings are closed due to COVID-19, many print books under copyright held by RUL are temporarily available only to Rutgers students, faculty, and staff on the HathiTrust platform. After linking to HathiTrust, current students, faculty, and staff only may log in with NetID and password to access these books, which are labelled Temporary Access. Click Temporary Access and then click Check Out to read these books in your browser.
The HathiTrust Digital Library includes millions of books, government publications, dissertations, journals, and other published and unpublished materials digitized from collections in libraries around the world. As you search HathiTrust, there are three different types of books you will find: Temporary Access, Full View, and Limited (search-only).
Temporary Access Books
During the time Rutgers University Libraries physical buildings are closed due to COVID-19, many print books under copyright held by RUL are temporarily available to Rutgers students, faculty, and staff on the HathiTrust platform. After linking to HathiTrust, you must log in with your NetID and password to access these books. To read a Temporary Access book, click the Temporary Access link, and on the next screen, click Check Out.
- Checkouts are in one-hour increments and will auto-renew if you are actively paging through the book.
- You must read the book in your web browser. The full text of Temporary Access books cannot be downloaded.
- Rutgers has access to a limited number of electronic copies of each book (this number generally equals the number of print copies owned by Rutgers). If all HathiTrust electronic copies are checked out, you will not be able to check out the electronic book until an electronic copy is returned.
- Please return books as soon as you are finished with them so others can access the books.
Full View Books
There are many free full-text books that are always available from HathiTrust. These books have links labelled Full View, and they are fully searchable and readable on HathiTrust with no limitations on the number of copies. Rutgers affiliates with NetID's can log in to gain access to additional features for these free books, including full-text download and the ability to create permanent collections.
Limited (search-only) Books
There are some books labelled Limited (search-only). These are books that Rutgers cannot access because they are protected by copyright, and we do not own their print equivalent.
Pre-1500 to 21st century.
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