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Syracuse University Libraries

HathiTrust Digital Library: Accessibility

Accessibility: Special Access for Full View or Limited View Titles

Syracuse University users with certified print disabilities can request text-enabled PDFs of HathiTrust volumes. These are requested on a title-by-title basis, and any item in HathiTrust is eligible, regardless of whether it is full view or limited view.

To request access, please contact the circulation department circhelp@syr.edu with your name, SU NetID, the book author & title, and the link to the exact volume you need in HathiTrust.

See the HathiTrust Accessibility page for more information.

Accessibility: Page by Page Access for Full View Titles

Titles that are full view can be accessed on a limited basis by users with screen readers. While viewing a full view title online, toggle the view to "plain text."

Looking for items at SU Libraries?

  1. Log in Log in to HathiTrust
  2. Use the advanced full-text search
  3. Check the "Held by Syracuse University" box

HathiTrust provides a full-text search for almost half the print items held by SU Libraries.

Full view, however, is limited to:

  • items in the public domain or not protected by copyright
  • brittle, damaged, withdrawn items owned by SU Libraries for which a replacement could not be located.