Jane Bancroft Cook Library

October 23, 2020 – Update on New Library Services

Thanks to our Council of State University Libraries (CSUL) Deans and Directors and the Florida Academic Library Services Collective (FALSC),  New College of Florida is a participating university in the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).  This service allows patrons temporary access to digitized in-copyright material at HathiTrust, based on the joint Florida state university holdings registered with HathiTrust.  NCF faculty, staff, and students have reading access to over 3 million in-copyright items, in addition to 6.7 million public domain items.  38% of the Jane Bancroft Cook Library print collection is now accessible through HathiTrust.  Participating in this service expands our support for patrons who can’t come to the library, including students who are studying off campus.  More items are available to read, from anywhere that you have an Internet connection.

You can read books via ETAS by visiting the HathiTrust website https://www.hathitrust.org/ . Use the yellow “LOG IN” button to find New College in the drop down, and then authenticate as usual with your NCF credentials.  You will be directed to the search page for the HathiTrust Library.

In addition, when you are searching the statewide catalog, you may see the Hathi icon on a title that you want to read.  You should have access to this material as well, either by opening the record or by searching for the title at https://www.hathitrust.org/  We are working on making our items in the JBC catalog directly accessible, but for now please use the Hathi site.

The ETAS service is provided on a one-to-one basis – one copy, one reader at a time. Items can not be downloaded, and virtual checkout is for one hour.  If a title is included in ETAS, the physical item can’t be checked out (the reading “seat” is preserved for the digital reader).

If you need a physical copy of a book, you may be able to request it through UBORROW (if one of the state college libraries own it), or through ILLIAD.  Also, if you only need part of a book, please consider requesting the chapter through ILLIAD.

The HathiTrust ETAS is an emergency, temporary service, created to better support more people as they work and study remotely.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us library@ncf.edu

More about the library
You can contact our librarians for virtual research consultations and virtual classroom instruction: 

Helene Gold, hgold@ncf.edu,  https://helenegold.youcanbook.me/

Tammera Race, trace@ncf.edu, https://trace-9.youcanbook.me/

Faculty information at https://libguides.ncf.edu/faculty

Student information at https://libguides.ncf.edu/continuityoflibraryservices

If you have questions or concerns, please email the library@ncf.edu, or call (941) 487- 4305.

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