HathiTrust Digital Library

During the COVID-19 pandemic, U-M’s digital copies, including those that are copyright protected, are available online to faculty, staff, and students. To access, go to HathiTrust and log in with your U-M credentials.

With the HathiTrust Digital Library, you have access to a collection of millions of books and journals digitized from libraries around the world. Materials are dated from 1500 to the present, and cover subjects typical of any large North American research library.

Items in the public domain — more than a third of the collection — are fully available for everyone, and items held in copyright are full-text searchable. Students who have print disabilities can obtain downloaded copies of anything in the HathiTrust collection by using HathiTrust’s Accessible Text Request Service, which is managed by U-M Services for Students with Disabilities

Content includes materials from the Google Books Project, the Internet Archive, and digitized collections from member libraries. 

History of the collection

HathiTrust is a nonprofit collaborative of academic and research libraries. It has preserved more than 17 million digitized items thus far, securing them for easy access and preserving them for future use.

The project began in 2008 with infrastructure put in place at the University of Michigan. U-M has been a significant contributor, with more than 4.8 million items scanned and deposited.

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