HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. HathiTrust provides long-term preservation and access services to digitized content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house member institution initiatives. Items in the public domain are in full-view for everyone and items held in copyright are searchable.
  • HathiTrust provides a baseline of access tools for content in the repository and works with participating libraries to define, prioritize, and develop other tools and services.
HathiTrust Digital Library

Bibliographic search: Bibliographic searching (title, author, subject, ISBN, publisher, and year of publication) of the HathiTrust Digital Library is available through the primary catalog search box on the home page.

Global search: HathiTrust offers full-text search across all items in the repository.

Page turner: Individual volumes (when confirmed to be in the public domain) can be viewed and searched through a page turner mechanism. Pages are rendered as native browser files, PDFs, and OCR text. Technical details about how the PageTurner functions are available at HathiTrust PageTurner.

Collection builder: The Collection Builder provides the ability for end-users and collection development staff to create and “publish” virtual collections of volumes held in the repository.