Texas Tech University

Access documents from 15th century

Feb. 16, 2015


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

The partnership increases Texas Tech Libraries' holdings by more than 5 million volumes, and anyone with an eRaider has access 24/7 to the vast collection. Users can download books and other content and 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 that the collection includes documents from the 15th century up 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.

For questions regarding this new service, contact Associate Dean of Libraries Sheila Hoover at sheila.hoover@ttu.edu or 806.834.2523.

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