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HathiTrust Digital Library

What is HathiTrust?

HathiTrust logo of a elephant head on an orange background, with HathiTrust spelled out beneath the elephant in grey text.HathiTrust is a digital library centralizing access to millions of items from the print and archival collections of numerous academic and research libraries. With a collection of over 17 million volumes, and access to over 6 million full-text volumes, HathiTrust provides tremendous access to researchers interested in studying large amounts of print material and the data provided within. Additionally, Ohio University's membership in HathiTrust also enables researchers at this institution to access the services provided by the HathiTrust Research Center

Follow the links located on the left hand side of this page for more information on what is available in the digital library, as well as how to use the vast collection and what services you qualify for assistance with.

If you have suggestions for additional content to be added to this guide, please reach out to your subject librarian or our HathiTrust liaison.

Below is a one-hour presentation provided by HathiTrust and is available on their YouTube channel. The video provides a broad overview of HathiTrust, including the history, and the member organizations. 

Introduction to HathiTrust: More Than a Digital Library