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HathiTrust Digital Library

In January 2012, WU joined HathiTrust, a digital library partnership whose goals is to digitize, preserve, and increase online access to collections. Includes full text access to +6.5 million volumes in public domain.

Instructions for Downloading Full Text PDFs

HathiTrust uses "Full View" to deisignate items that can be downloaded.

  1. To limit to “full view” (public domain materials) in your search, check the “full view only” box
  2. From the “full view” of any item, click on DOWNLOAD PDF – WHOLE BOOK
  3. Click  login.
  4. Select “Washington University in St. Louis”  as institution from left pull-down
  5. Click login.
  6. From WUSTL Connect screen, put in WUSTL Key and password
  8. PDF will load.

Once you've logged in, you can search and download other volumes without having to re-enter your WUSTL Key.

For questions about searching or downloading, contact Ask Us!