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HathiTrust Digital Library preserves and provides lawful access to the 17 million digitized items ...

Six and a half million free public domain books. You don't have Time to read them ALL: so Choose carefully!

Welcome to HathiTrust!

Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.

HathiTrust advances its mission and goals through services and programs:

HathiTrust Digital Library preserves and provides lawful access to the 17 million digitized items.
HathiTrust Research Center offers services that support use of the HathiTrust corpus as a dataset for analysis via text and data mining research.
Shared Print Program develops a distributed, shared network of print collections with collective print retention.
U.S. Federal Documents Program expands access to and preserve U.S. federal publications.
Copyright Review Program review team finds and opens public domain materials in the U.S. and around the world.

Our 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.

The members ensure the reliability and efficiency of the digital library by relying on community standards and best practices, developing policies and procedures to manage content and services at scale, and maintaining a modular, open infrastructure.

Currently Digitized

    17,543,896 total volumes
    8,354,002 book titles
    459,541 serial titles
    6,140,363,600 pages
    786 terabytes
    208 miles
    14,254 tons
    6,921,610 volumes (~39% of total) in the public domain

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Our Membership

HathiTrust began in 2008 as a collaboration of the universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (now the Big Ten Academic Alliance) and the University of California system to establish a repository to archive and share their digitized collections. HathiTrust quickly expanded to include additional members and to provide them with an easy means to archive their digital content.

The initial focus has been on preserving and providing access to digitized book and journal content from the member library collections. This includes both copyrighted and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through local initiatives. The member libraries aim to build a comprehensive archive of published literature from around the world and to develop shared strategies for managing and developing their digital and print holdings in a collaborative way.

HathiTrust primarily serves the communities of its member libraries and institutions (faculty, staff, students), but the materials in HathiTrust are available to all to the extent permitted by law and contracts, providing the published record as a public good to users around the world.
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