"HathiTrust is an international partnership of academic and research institutions dedicated to ensuring the preservation and accessibility of the vast record of human knowledge. The partnership owns and operates a digital repository containing millions of public domain and in copyright volumes, digitized from partnering institution libraries and other sources. The preserved volumes are made available in accordance with copyright law as a shared scholarly resource for students, faculty, and researchers at the partnering institutions, and as a public good to the world community." - from HathiTrust website
The University Library System (ULS) is continuing as a HathiTrust partner, and has configured the institutional authentication necessary to allow special services for affiliates of HathiTrust partners. Currently those are:
HathiTrust has 6,821,251 volumes(~39% of total) in the public domain in the public domain out of 17,451,224 total volumes. (January 2021)
The ULS is an institutional partner and all of the public domain Ebooks are downloadable as a PDF. All of the books are full-text searchable.
Directions to download the full PDF in HathiTrust.
For further assistance with compatibility and downloading with HathiTrust, see the tab on Pitt's Ebook Collections on the Compatibility with E-Readers and Devices page.
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