Temporary access to online collections

Publisher responses to COVID-19

Many publishers have responded to the need to provide online resources by temporarily opening up access to content. We're highlighting changes that are relevant to University of Waterloo Library.

  • Érudit
    Francophone peer-reviewed journals in North America.
    List of journals for which 12-month embargo has been lifted.
  • HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS)
    In response to COVID-19, HathiTrust Digital Library has made over 830,000 in-copyright items from the Library's print collection available online for all Waterloo students, faculty, and staff. Please note you need to log in with your Waterloo credentials to access ETAS. For more information about this service visit our ETAS information page.
  • Pidgeon Digital
    A collection of historical and recent talks given by some of the world's most important architectural professionals. Pidgeon Digital is offering every institution that was due to attend this year's ACSA conference, complimentary access whilst physical libraries are closed.

View the dynamic list of offerings provided by information service providers (maintained by the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC), university intellectual property officers). Please reach out to your subject librarian if institutional sign up is required to set up temporarily opened access and to find or identify digital resources for your courses.