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HathiTrust Digital Collection at Colby: WELCOME TO THE COLLECTION

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

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WHAT IS THE HATHITRUST COLLECTION?

                                                                                                                                 

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital repository and access platform created to provide long-term preservation and access for public works in the public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and partner institutions. 

Colby College Libraries became a HT member in 2013.  Membership allows COLBY users to download full text public domain materials after authentication with their Colby ID and Password.

SOME HATHI NUMBERS

  • 11,000,630 total volumes
  • 5,748,694 book titles
  • 285,992 serial titles
  • 3,850,220,500 pages
  • 493 terabytes
  • 130 miles
  • 8,938 tons
  • 3,630,631 volumes(~33% of total) in the public domain

CATALOG OR FULL TEXT SEARCH- WHICH ONE?

  • Search the catalog for descriptive information only, such as author or title.
  • Search full-text for descriptive information plus full-text that occurs in a work, such as a name, place, citation, or favorite quote.  Deselect FULL VIEW ONLY to expand search beyond public domain material only.

CATALOG SEARCH

De-select Full View Only to search entire collection, including in-copyright and public domain material.

FULL TEXT SEARCH