Answered By: Teaching, Learning, and Academic Support Library Last Updated: Jun 14, 2023 Views: 918
People affiliated with U of I (or with another HathiTrust partner institution) are able to download full PDFs of all works that are in the Public Domain or have Creative Commons licenses. Some materials are not available for full-PDF download because of third-party agreements between HathiTrust and other institutions, like Google. For Limited (search-only) works, you cannot view the entire work. This is because either the work is copyrighted or because HathiTrust cannot determine if they are in copyright or not.
If you are not affiliated with U of I, we cannot download and send HathiTrust documents to you. You may search and access fully viewable materials in HathiTrust and download materials where there are no third-party restrictions. You may also create a HathiTrust Friend Account, which lets you organize your collection. However, it does not give you the same access to documents that U of I affiliates have.
Exceptions to Download Restrictions
- Users with print disabilities (see the library's guide on Information for Users With Disabilities for information on how to submit a HathiTrust proxy request form.)
- Government Documents - these are considered to be in the public domain. For more information about accessing government documents, contact Sara Benson.
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