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HathiTrust: Collections in HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

HathiTrust Statistics

Currently Digitized

  • 15,477,013 total volumes
  • 7,651,395 book titles
  • 423,343 serial titles
  • 5,416,954,550 pages
  • 694 terabytes
  • 183 miles
  • 12,575 tons
  • 5,853,450 volumes (~38% of total) in the public domain.


In addition to the ability to download full-text PDFs, HathtTrust allows for the building of Collections. This feature allows users to:
1. Organize relevant titles together (for ex. by author, subject, time period, class project, etc.).
2. Search the full-text of titles in your Collections, as opposed to all of HathiTrust.
3. Share your Collections with other HathiTrust users or keep them private.