Texas State University Login remains available

April 2, 2024

  • When: April 2, 2024
  • Impacts: Users who log into HathiTrust with Texas State University and transferred personal collections to a personal account.

Login to HathiTrust via Texas State University was anticipated to end April 1, 2024, but will now be available for the foreseeable future.

Access to personal collections

If you had transferred your collections to a personal account, you may transfer them back to your Texas State account. To transfer your collections, you will log in to HathiTrust via your personal account and generate a link that will allow you to move your collections back to your Texas State account. Then you need to log in with your Texas State account to claim those collections.

Steps to migrate collections:

  1. Log into HathiTrust with your personal account to which you had transferred your collections. (This could be a guest account via Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, or University of Michigan.)
  2. After logging in, navigate to the list of your personal collections.
  3. In the left sidebar, find the function to “Transfer Collections.” Click on the transfer button.
  4. The new screen displays the list of all of your collections that will be transferred. After reviewing or editing the list, select the Next button at the bottom of the dialogue to proceed.
  5. In the new screen, copy the link that is provided.
  6. Log out of HathiTrust or open a new private browser.
  7. Log back into HathiTrust with your Texas State University account: https://babel.hathitrust.org/Shibboleth.sso/Login?entityID=https://authentic.txstate.edu/idp/shibboleth
  8. After successfully logging in, paste the link that you had copied in Step 5 above into your browser address bar and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  9. The new screen prompts you to Review Transfer. Select Next to confirm the transfer.
  10. After the transfer is complete, select Done.

Important: Do not share your transfer link with anyone unless you want them to take ownership of your collections.

You can also follow these steps to transfer one collection at a time. Instead of starting from the list of all of your collections, open the collection you wish to transfer and follow the process above for that one collection.