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George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Law Library Services During Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

Resource guide for information about accessing electronic resources and law library services during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic

Hathitrust Digital Library Emergency Temporary Access Service

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George Mason University Libraries has partnered with HathiTrust to provide Mason students, faculty and staff with online access to hundreds of thousands of books from our library's stacks.    

To access a digital version of a book from Mason's collection:

 1. Sign in to HathiTrust.

2. Perform a search for the title(s) you are interested in reading. For those books where Mason also owns a copy of the title and HathiTrust offers a scanned version of the contents, a "Temporary Access" link will appear.

3. Click that link and you can "check out" the title for online viewing during a one hour "exclusive access" period (renewable under certain conditions).

Full details on this emergency temporary access service (ETAS) are available at https://www.hathitrust.org/ETAS-User-Information.