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April 10, 2020

Stanford Libraries expands access to digital resources for Spring Quarter

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To support the continuation of research, teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford Libraries has expanded services for accessing electronic resources while physical access to its collection is closed. Currently, of the 12 million items in the Libraries’ total collection, just over 3 million are e-books.  Until access to the physical collections becomes possible, the Libraries will prioritize spending on e-books and other e-materials.

Students, faculty, and staff can request Stanford Libraries purchase e-content if the item is not otherwise available in SearchWorks or HathiTrust by using the new digital item request service (you'll need to sign into Google with your SU email address to access the form).

While Stanford courses are conducted online, individuals with a SUNet ID have expanded access to digital materials held by HathiTrust through HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). HathiTrust ETAS allows Stanford students, faculty and staff to obtain lawful online access to books, or other copyrighted material, available through HathiTrust that are also in Stanford Libraries collection. HathiTrust’s digital collection contains approximately 30 percent of the Stanford Libraries book collection. 

“We are committed to continuing to support research, teaching and learning during these unprecedented times,” said Matt Marostica, associate university librarians for collection development at Stanford. “HathiTrust and other partners are helping us enable access, while adhering to copyright regulations. Our priority is to keep access available to the greatest extent possible and avoid any disruptions to research or instruction.” 

For additional e-resources available to SUNet ID holders, please visit the Libraries’ website.  

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