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HathiTrust is a shared digital resource of books and journals. Almost 14 million volumes have been digitized. The University of Calgary faculty, students and staff have fulltext downloadable access, to over 2,900,000 titles from this collection.

HathiTrust Digital Library

Hathi (pronounced hah-tee), is the Hindi term for elephant.  HathiTrust is a shared digital resource of books and journals.  Almost 14 million volumes have been digitized.  The University of Calgary faculty, students and staff have  fulltext downloadable access,  to over 2,900,000 titles from this collection.



Hathi Emergency Access Service (ETAS) Ends May 2022

The Hathi ETAS service was put into place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, to provide access to digital versions of UCalgary-held texts. The ETAS service was deactivated as of April 29, 2022 and access to print materials is now restored.

What is HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a collaborative project of  more than 90 research institutions and libraries  to create, store and provide access to digital copies of scholarly material in order to ensure future access to these resources.  

The HathiTrust collection consists of material digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, various libraries and other projects.  It is a great resource for historic material, containing works dating back to the 1200s.  While the primary community served by HathiTrust are the faculty, staff and students at the member institutions, where possible material is made available to the broader public.  A further goal of HathiTrust is to provide services to support the use of the corpus of material as a research tool.  Note particular fields such as literature, history and Greek and Roman Studies contain a far greater percentage of fulltext works.  


Latin Psalter,  1375 - digitized from the Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Search HathiTrust

While any search with  The University of Calgary search box or   will retrieve HathiTrust material as well as other library resources, a direct search of  the  HathiTrust collection will provide the most complete access to the richness of resources available on HathiTrust.  Unless seeking a specific title, it is best to use the full-text search.

NOTE:  Logging in  through the yellow "Log In" button will allow you to download available  fulltext.  Simply select University of Calgary and login in with your U of C ID and PIn.

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