What is Hathi Trust? Can I find online digital books there?
The Hathi Trust Digital Library can be found here:
It is a subscription service that provides access to in-copyright materials for subscribers. CPL is not a subscriber. Hathi Trust also provides open access to public domain materials and select materials that are in copyright.
CPL users should be aware that Hathi Trust will not be a good source for in-copyright materials, but that Hathi Trust has a great deal of public domain material available for use.
According to their website:
"Works in the public domain in HathiTrust are open to all researchers—whoever and wherever they may be. Content in HathiTrust is discoverable through online search technologies within the repository and through Google, with no authentication, login, or password required. As it becomes possible to expand access to the materials through permissions or other agreements, other materials will be made available. HathiTrust has already been contacted by some rights holders wishing to provide broader access to their content. The research collections of partner libraries, accumulated over centuries, represent a vast treasury of cultural heritage and investment in the broad public good of promoting scholarship and advancing knowledge."