Western Libraries joined HathiTrust in 2020, giving you the opportunity to search and discover 17+ million digitized items and download full-text PDFs of public domain materials. You can find primary sources through the HathiTrust digital library, including rare government documents, newspapers, photographs, and maps.
As a member institution, we add our digital content to the HathiTrust repository. In return, we’re allowed unlimited digital storage and long-term digital preservation.
What does ‘preferred access’ mean?
- As a Western Libraries user, you can download entire books in the public domain. Non-members can only download works in the public domain, page by page.
- You can use HathiTrust’s My Collections tool to manage your research and collaborate with others.
- You can access the HathiTrust Research Center to perform datamining activities on the entire HathiTrust digital library.