Introducing the New Website

Feature Updates

July 24, 2023

We’ve redesigned the front door to HathiTrust! Our goal is to make it easier for you to begin exploring the digital library and to learn about our organization, services, and the 200+ academic and research libraries that make up our membership. Check out all the changes in this short video: Introducing our New Website (3:45, YouTube)

So What’s New?


  • New look for the Elephant!

We’ll share more on our new logo design in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy seeing the future of HathiTrust unfold across the website!

HathiTrust Logo


  • Simpler interface and navigation

We’ve streamlined our content into fewer categories so you can more easily find what you’re looking for. The white space and clean lines keep your screen clutter-free. Open the Search bar from any page on the site by clicking on the Search link in the header.

search bar


  • More details about the Collection

We know 18+ million items is a lot to think about, so we’ve made it more manageable by adding featured titles and collections to the home page. Learn more in a new Collection section on the digital library’s history, content, and all the ways you can use it in your research, teaching, and learning.

home page


  • Information for Member Libraries and Contacts

Designed by and for academic and research libraries, HathiTrust offers our members special services and works collaboratively with member library colleagues to advance our mission. We created the Member Libraries section to better connect our members with relevant information and toolkits of materials.

resources for librarians blog


  • Find answers and support in our new Help Center

Click on “Find Help” in the Get Help menu to go to the Help Center, your one-stop shop for help on all things related to HathiTrust! From there, search by topic for help articles, open a ticket with our member-led user support team, or track your personal requests. To open a ticket immediately, click “Ask a Question” or “Report a Problem.” Learn more about using the HathiTrust Help Center.

Get Help Menu


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