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HathiTrust Offers Access to Documents Dating Back to 15th Century

Christiani Saucedo

February 20, 2015

Texas Tech Libraries joins a partnership of research institutions.


Texas Tech University Libraries has joined HathiTrust, a partnership of academic and research institutions offering a collection of millions of digitized titles from more than 100 libraries throughout the world.

The partnership increases Texas Tech Libraries' holdings by more than 5 million volumes. Anyone with an eRaider ID has 24/7 access to the vast collection. Users can download books and other content to create their own collections as well as browse featured collections other users have created.

“This is a world-class, deep collection like we've never had before,” said Sheila Hoover, associate dean at Texas Tech Libraries, noting the collection includes documents from the 15th century to 1923.

According to HathiTrust's website, the mission of the partnership is to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating and sharing the record of human knowledge.

To access HathiTrust materials, log in via eRaider at hathitrust.org.

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