HathiTrust Digital Library: Log in

Log in to the HathiTrust Digital Library

Logging in is restricted to current SFU students, faculty and staff and will allow one to download complete volumes of public domain content.

SFU Terms of Service: Your privacy and use of the HathiTrust Library

The information on this page is collected for the University under the general authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 468), the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165), and SFU Policy GP-24, "Fair Use of Information and Communications Technology". It is related directly to and needed by HathiTrust and the University in order to provide and administer access to HathiTrust. The information collected at the time of login will be used only for the purposes of sufficiently identifying a unique user of the system or for troubleshooting sign-on issues.

SFU’s authentication system sends to HathiTrust only the following data elements: your first name, last name, SFU email address, and the user group you belong to (e.g., student, faculty, staff).

Your personal information will be stored outside of Canada and HathiTrust employees located in foreign jurisdictions have the ability to access personal information submitted for technical support purposes. Under a lawful order made in that jurisdiction your personal information may be available to the government of a foreign jurisdiction or its agencies. Therefore, Canadian privacy law protections may not apply. You may wish to consult HathiTrust’s privacy policy.

The University requires your consent before it can disclose your personal information to jurisdictions outside of Canada.

If you do not agree with the Terms of Service, please contact the Associate Dean of Libraries, Collections & Scholarly Communication (778-782-3263) for an alternative.

By checking the box below and logging into HathiTrust with your computing ID, you give permission to Simon Fraser University to disclose the personal information listed above. Your consent will be valid from date on which you select “I agree.”

Check the box below to log into the HathiTrust Digital Library:

I have read and agree to the SFU Terms of Service for the use of HathiTrust.

More information

For more information about the HathiTrust Digital Library, including accessing and downloading content, see HathiTrust Digital Library FAQs.


For assistance email the Library at libhelp@sfu.ca.