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Library Support for Shifting to Online Teaching


​While libraries were closed, HathiTrust took an important step to open up copyrighted material in their digital library to member institutions who had copies of those items in their own physical collections. This emergency, temporary service expanded access significantly beyond the millions of digitized public domain volumes already currently available via HathiTrust. 

The UA's emergency access ended in August 2020 when the library resumed express retrieval of physical materials. You can now pick up requested items in the Main Library lobby, 7 days a week 10 am-4 pm, except for holidays and closures.   

You still have access to more than 6.7 million public domain and open access materials through the HathiTrust Digital Library

  • Visit and select the yellow “LOG IN” button.
  • Select “University of Arizona” as the partner institution and log in using your NetID credentials.
  • Search the HathiTrust Digital Library to locate the item you wish to view.

Books that have the label “Full View” are either in the public domain or were opened with permission from the copyright holder. You can read the entire book online. Logged-in members can download the entire book. Select the “Full View” link to open the book.