Where to Find Our Books
UC's copies of our mass-digitized books and serials are being loaded into the HathiTrust, and are discoverable there. In addition, our digitization partners (Google and Internet Archive) also host copies of the UC books they have digitized. In all cases, copyright status determines whether books can be viewed in full. There are many access points where Google and Internet Archive books are surfaced. The following are details of access points for UC items in particular.
UC Libraries books and serials in the public domain in HathiTrust are open to all researchers whoever and wherever they may be. Content in HathiTrust is discoverable through both bibliographic and full-text search 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.
UC Libraries books and serials in the public domain are generally fully viewable and downloadable. UC Libraries volumes made available through Google Book Search that are in copyright are subject to limited views. Google indexes the full text, but does not serve or display the full-sized digital image or make available for printing and/or download unless Google has permission or a license from the copyright owner to do so.
UC Libraries books and serials in the public domain are generally fully viewable and downloadable. Internet Archive offers a variety of viewing options, including the Flip Book reader which recreates the experience of reading a printed book.
The Open Library provides access to UC’s Internet Archive-digitized books via an advanced search across catalog records, and full text search within an individual item.
Additional services may be available from Internet Archive and Open Library, as they are continually evolving and being enhanced.
The Melvyl catalog covers the entirety of the UC collection. If a book has been digitized, Melvyl will display a link to the digitized version residing in HathiTrust. It is UC’s intent to provide links to a greater array of our mass digitized books via Melvyl. For more information, see the FAQ.