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Q: How do I access ebooks using HathiTrust?


The Kennesaw State University Library System has been approved for HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). Because of this, Kennesaw State students, faculty and staff have received an increase of 37.19% of the University System of Georgia print collection through the ETAS. For instructions on how to get access please read below.  

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Instructions 

  1. Visit and log in via the top right corner as Kennesaw State University. In order to get access to all available material, you most log in first. For security reasons, this will direct you to authenticate using DUO. **If you receive an authentication error, please clear your cache or try a different browser.**

  2. Once you have logged in via Kennesaw State, you can begin searching. It is recommended that you uncheck the Full View Only box. Type in the book that you are looking for and hit search.

  3. Once you get to the results page, books that you can access will either have “temporary access” or “full view” in the bottom right corner of the book. For temporary access instructions, click on the "temporary access" button and go to #4. If you see “full view” button click on the link and go to #5.

  4. After selecting temporary access you will see a check out screen. Select “Check Out” and you will have access to the book for an hour. You do have the option to renew it if you need it longer or returning it if you are finish using it early.

  5. If you see “Full View” in the bottom corner of the book like the image below, you will click on that but will not need to check out the material. Just click on “Full View” and you will have regular access with no time limit to the book.

  6. Once you are done using the materials, it is suggested that you log out (top right corner) of your account to prevent any access errors for your next time using HathiTrust.

    HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access through our Catalog

    When searching in our catalog, you may see something like the image below in your search result.

    If you encounter this, click on the link and it will take you to HathiTrust. From there, you only need to follow the instructions above.

For more information

For more help, call or visit one of our Check Out Desks:

Sturgis Library at Kennesaw (Ground Floor): 470-578-6202
Johnson Library at Marietta (First Floor): 470-578-7276

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Last Updated

Apr 21, 2020


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