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Using HathiTrust Digital Library

There are more than 17 million items digitized from the libraries of more than 50 academic and research libraries around the world, including 6.5 million open for use in the public domain (4+ million for users outside the U.S.).

What Is A Full Text Search?

This is a search of a word or term that occurs within the text of items across the entire HathiTrust repository. Also known as large scale search.

What Is A Catalog Search?

This is a search across the bibliographic data  (title, author, subject, ISBN, publisher, and year of publication) associated with the items within the HathiTrust repository.

Logging In

To log into HathiTrust:

Go to the HathiTrust home page: 


Click the "Log In" button


Search for & select "Florida International University" from the dropdown list of partner institutions



Click "Continue"



You will be taken to FIU’s Authentication page to log in with your username and password


You will be taken back to the search screen to start your research