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What is the HathiTrust?

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository that includes over 10 million volumes from partner library collections, digitized as part of the Google Books project, the Internet Archive project, or by individual partner libraries.

The HathiTrust collection is full-text searchable, with more than 2.7 million titles in the public domain that may be viewed online.

La Salle University is not a HathiTrust partner institution, which places restrictions on what we can download and/or print.

Currently Digitized

  • 11,412,713 total volumes
  • 5,888,921 book titles
  • 297,247 serial titles
  • 3,994,449,550 pages
  • 512 terabytes
  • 135 miles
  • 9,273 tons
  • 3,978,007 volumes(~35% of total) in the public domain
View visualizations of HathiTrust call numbers, languages, and dates



What does the name mean?

Hathi (pronounced hah-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal  highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength. Trust is a core  value of research libraries and one of their greatest assets. In  combination, the words convey the key benefits researchers can expect  from a first-of-its-kind shared digital repository.