HathiTrust Digital Library


Access HathiTrust (Emergency Temporary Access Service)

HathiTrust is a digital repository of millions of books, serials, and other materials from research institutions and libraries from around the world.

HathiTrust offers libraries a means to archive and provide access to their digital content and offers expanded opportunities for innovative use in research, teaching and learning. Covers most subject areas and new material is added regularly.

Not all books in HathiTrust are available for viewing or download (for further details see access notes below).


Access Notes

Important Details: 

Carleton University is member of HathiTrust and has enabled the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). Through this service, current students, faculty, and staff at Carleton can read digitized versions of almost 500,000 in-copyright print items from the Library’s collection. This is in addition to the 6.7 million volumes of public domain works regularly available in HathiTrust.

The in-copyright ETAS materials will only be available through HathiTrust while the Library’s print collection is not available for circulation or consultation due to the current COVID-19 situation.

For more details and to access HathiTrust visit: HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service.

Authorized Users: 

Carleton students, faculty and staff
Content last reviewed: April 8, 2021