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HathiTrust: Introduction

HathiTrust provides scanned books and other materials.

What is HathiTrust?

HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of over 150 academic and research libraries, preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. ‚ÄčHathiTrust stewards this collection under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.

Virginia Tech University Libraries joined HathiTrust in 2012. Catalog records for HathiTrust's items can be found through Discovery Search on the University Libraries home page, in WorldCat Discovery, and through Google. For maximum access to HathiTrust content, log in with your VT PID and password through VT's secure Shibboleth.

Accessible Text Request Service

If you are eligible for print disability services through Virginia Tech, under U.S. copyright law, you may obtain an accessible copy of  any copyrighted book in the HathiTrust collection. Details can be on the Hathitrust website. Contact Michael Sutherland for more information: or 540-231-9669.

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