In an effort to aid students and faculty during this time of remote instruction, Auburn University Libraries, or AUL, is partnering with Interlibrary Loans and HathiTrust to help provide needed university materials online. 

HathiTrust is a large-scale collaborative database of digital content from research libraries across the country. AUL made a successful appeal to declare an emergency under HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service in order to pursue wide-scale online library access.  

Interlibrary Loans is busily working to get library items for Auburn students and faculty available online as well as scanning pages and chapters from AUL print holdings and providing them digitally. 

“We’ve been trying very hard to continue all the services we can during this transition time and we’re doing our best to add more services as solutions are found,” said Dean of Libraries Shali Zhang.

Auburn students, faculty and staff will have access online to almost 48 percent of AUL’s collection. AUL is also offering workshops on research enhancing software and Adobe online via Zoom and recorded video.

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