How to Access eBooks Through HathiTrust

Thanks to UCLA Library's partnership with a consortium of academic and research organizations, UCLA students, staff and faculty now have temporary access to digital versions of millions of volumes held by libraries across the University of California system and those kept in UC's two off-site library storage facilities. The consortium, HathiTrust, is providing emergency access to member institutions, including UCLA, during the COVID-19 pandemic.


► Get ready for off-campus access before you search

UCLA Library users with a valid Bruin Logon credential may log in to HathiTrust and check out copyrighted books for online reading through renewable one-hour loans.

  1. Make sure you have a valid UCLA Logon ID and Mult-Factor Authentication (MFA) enrollment.
  2. Set up your VPN or Proxy Server.
 ► Search HathiTrust 

HathiTrust, a collection of digitized books, has given the UCLA community expanded access to millions of volumes of digitized UC-held materials via the Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). 

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your VPN or Proxy Server.
  2. Go to HathiTrust and click Log In.
  3. Select University of California, Los Angeles as your partner institution and click Continue.
  4. Log in with your UCLA Logon ID. You will be returned to the HathiTrust search page.
  5. Change the search preference from Full-text to Catalog and All Fields to Title.
  6. Search for the book title you need.

You can also search the UCLA Catalog for UCLA Library holdings available through HathiTrust. These items will be designated in the search results list by an orange HathiTrust logo. Click the Available online with HathiTrust — UCLA Access (or Public Domain Access) link next to the logo and follow directions above to log in.

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