Logging in

If you'd like to search for more than one book or journal issue, go to HathiTrust Digital Library and login using your Cornell NetId:

HathiTrust login screen shot


Login by choosing Cornell University from the list of partner institutions, then "continue"

HathiTrust Institutional Login screen shot

Locating materials

Once you're logged into Hathi Trust:

If you know what you're looking for, do a "catalog search" to find what you need. The Advanced Catalog Search is the fastest way to locate known titles (as opposed to just trying to discover new works). If you need pointers for discovering materials in HathiTrust, take a look at our page on Searching.

HathiTrust advance catalog search screen shot

In the search results, select the title you want to read:

Screenshot of HathiTrust search result with fullview option circled

then select the "full view" read option to access the full text.

Reading online

"Full view" access allows you to read the book online, or download books in the public domain. Download options are displayed along the lefthand column. You can choose to download individual pages or the entire book as a PDF, EPUB format, or in text formats, or as page images.

Screen shot of HathiTrust book in read mode with download options displayed.