The HathiTrust (pronounced 'hah-tee') houses a collection of over 15 million volumes of searchable books, journals, and government documents, including 5.8 million available as full text online.
HathiTrust is a partnership of over 100 libraries and research institutions that have come together to build and share a digital repository of print works. Begun in 2008, the goal of the partnership is to build a comprehensive archive of published literature from around the world available in the public domain through a digital library. The HathiTrust has pursued this goal chiefly by digitizing materials like books and journals from major library collections and other partners, such as Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft. Central Washington University joined in 2020.
The mission of HathiTrust is to contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. More specifically HathiTrust is organized to: