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Coronavirus Update: See Coronavirus Info for updates about the UCF Libraries and the Academic Resources guide for other information about access to resources.

Academic Resources during COVID-19 Situation

Existing online access to library resources

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS)

UCF is providing temporary online access to many HathiTrust digitized books which are owned in print by our UCF Libraries and for which the digitized copies are normally blocked because they fall within the time period restricted by copyright.

  • "Temporary Access" books can be accessed only by current UCF students, staff and faculty.
  • UCF users log in with your NID after connecting to HathiTrust
  • "Temporary Access" books can be read only online. You can download one page at a time. You can't download the whole book.
  • You can check out a book for 1 hour. Your access will renew automatically at the end of that hour, unless another user requests the book after that hour is over.
  • ETAS: More Information for Users

Temporarily expanded access to library resources has ceased for almost all databases

In addition to existing library subscriptions to online databases, ebooks, streaming videos, and journals, UCF Libraries is working with several vendors to expand online access temporarily. Caution: The expanded access is temporary and will expire on various dates between April and August, depending on the vendor. If you’re prepping for a fall semester course, please contact your subject librarian so that we can verify that specific ebooks and streaming videos you would like to use will still be available at that time.

National Emergency Library (Internet Archive)

Emergency access ceased June 16.

In addition to the above resources, the Internet Archive is providing temporary access to a large collection of digitized books, many of which might otherwise only be available to UCF faculty, staff, and students from the UCF Libraries collection as print books.

Commercial textbook publishers providing temporary access

Some publishers of online textbooks are providing temporary access to their resources at no cost.

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