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HathiTrust Digital Library

What is HathiTrust?

HathiTrust (pronounced 'hah-tee') is a partnership of libraries and research institutions dedicated to preserving digital copies of print works in the HathiTrust Digital Library. Occidental College joined HathiTrust as a member institution in 2023, providing the Oxy students, staff, and faculty with wider access to the Digital Library.

What is in the HathiTrust Digital Library?

The HathiTrust Digital Library is the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries. The collection contains books, magazines, newspapers, sheet music, journals, and government documents (no audiovisual files). It represents many subjects, with the largest collections in Language & Literature, Philosophy, Religion, History, and Social Sciences. 51% of the collection is in English, followed by German, French, Spanish, and Russian materials.

Oxy Access

Occidental College students, faculty, and staff can now access member features in HathiTrust!

1. Click on the “LOG IN” button in the top right corner.


2. You will see a pop-up that says "Log in with Your Institution." Find “Occidental College" in the list and select it. 

log in with your institution

3. Use your Oxy login name and password to authenticate.

HathiTrust Benefits

As members of HathiTrust, Oxy users can:

  • Search the full text of the entire collection
  • Fully view public domain and open access materials
  • Download full PDFs of public domain and open access titles digitized by Google (95% of collection)
  • Download full PDFs of public domain and open access titles not digitized by Google (5% of collection)
  • Create and save personal collections
  • Use text mining and data analysis tools (via the HathiTrust Research Center)
  • Access texts for users who are print disabled
  • Access copyrighted titles during library emergencies