HathiTrust Access for Yale Users with Print Disabilities

Eligible students, faculty and staff at Yale can receive access to in-copyright materials in HathiTrust. The materials must either be held currently, or have been held previously, at Yale University Library. 


Access to material is available to users with a print disability for which access to digital copies of library books is a reasonable and appropriate accommodation. A print disability may be a visual impairment, learning disability, physical disability or other disability that impedes a person's ability to access standard print.

Access is governed by one of two Yale University Offices:

Procedure for Access to Materials in HathiTrust

Note you must be registered with the appropriate office listed above as a person with a print disability.

  1. Go to the Advanced Full-text Search in HathiTrust and Log in.
  2. Choose Yale University from the drop down list and log in using  your Yale NetID and password.
  3. Be sure to check the box for Held by Yale University under Limit to.
  4. Run the search.
  5. If the book you want is listed, copy and paste two pieces of information into an email to carolyn.barrett@yale.edu:
  6. The Yale University Library will then retrieve a PDF of the item from HathiTrust, post it on a secure site, and send an email notification that the item is available. 
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Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 2:28pm