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HathiTrust: Getting Started

HathiTrust and Texas State University

There are currently over 280 partners in the HathiTrust- TXST joined in 2018.  As a HathiTrust partner, enhanced access to HathiTrust  materials is available for Texas State students, faculty, and staff through their Texas State NetID and password. Although this level of access isn’t required to search HathiTrust or view the full text of public domain materials, additional functionality is available to users from partner libraries:

  • The complete PDF of items no longer protected by copyright can be downloaded (non-partners can only download a single page at a time)
  • Collections of items in HathiTrust can be created and saved on the HT platform for easy access.  
  • HathiTrust Research Center creates and maintains a suite of tools and services for text-based, data-driven research. HTRC makes available the  full collection for text and data mining purposes.

See tabs above for additional information and features of HathiTrust. 

Login Instructions

Logging in to HathiTrust allows you to create and save permanent collections and download full text of over 7 million books and documents.

Logging in also helps provide accurate statistics about the use of this resource.

 Access all the content and services available to TXST users by following these steps:  

  1. Go to to the TXST databases page and select HathiTrust  OR go to
  2. Click on the  'Log In' button.  (Upper right on main screen- see illustration below) 
  3. Select Texas State University from the drop-down menu and click 'Continue.'
  4. Enter your TXST net ID  and password and click 'Continue.'
  5. Once authenticated, you can search HathiTrust and access all available materials.



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