HathiTrust Digital Library now available to campus community

Author: Hesburgh Libraries

Hathi Trust

The Hesburgh Libraries are delighted to announce that enhanced access to HathiTrust Digital Library is now available for Notre Dame faculty members, students and staff.

The HathiTrust is a partnership of research libraries to preserve and provide access to digitized content of library collections. The HathiTrust initiative was prompted by a desire to bring the scholarly content digitized through Google Book and Internet Archive partnerships back into library control, providing stewardship and extended services.

Launched in 2008 by the 12-university consortium known as the CIC and the University of California system, HathiTrust has a growing membership currently comprising more than 50 partners including the libraries of University of Michigan, Indiana University, Purdue University, Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Duke and University of Virginia.

Over the last three years, HathiTrust partners have contributed more than 10 million volumes to the digital library, digitized from their library collections through in-house initiatives as well as Google and Internet Archive digitization. More than 2 million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and freely available on the Web.

Through the Hesburgh Libraries membership, the public domain volumes are now available for full-text download.

Using the HathiTrust Digital Library

Access the HathiTrust Digital Library at hathitrust.org. After searching HathiTrust and identifying a book that is in the public domain (no copyright restrictions apply), the next step is to log in by choosing University of Notre Dame from the dropdown box of institutions, and entering your Notre Dame netID and password. Download options for PDF or epub versions will be available. A list of FAQs is available at link.library.nd.edu/mxhxb.

A mobile interface has recently been designed for HathiTrust Digital Library. The link m.hathitrust.org will take users to a mobile version of HathiTrust, offering search and view access to full texts and download functionality for partner libraries.