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Find Our Books

UC’s digitized books and serials can be discovered and accessed through our partners' online collections:

Note: numbers are approximations

Collection Features HathiTrustExternal link Google BooksExternal link Digital Public Library of AmericaExternal link Internet Archive TextsExternal link
Total Volumes 16+ million 30+ million 22 million 17 million
Reading Access 33% of volumes Public domain volumes and snippets 100% of volumes 100% of volumes
UC Volumes 4.2 million UC volumes scanned by Google, Internet Archive and UC campuses 4 million UC volumes scanned by Google 430K UC volumes (via HathiTrust) 200K UC volumes
Content Types Books, serials Books, serials Books, serials, maps, photos, documents Books, serials, texts
Content Origin From over 50 (mostly U.S.) research libraries From Google’s Library and Publisher Project partners From U.S. libraries, archives and museums From Internet Archive partners or uploaded by users
Highlights Great for historical and genealogical research.
Supports computational
research for UC researchers via HTRC
Greatest breadth of content.

Snippet views in search results.

At least 20% of text available for reading in Publisher Project partner volumes.
Browse by timeline, map, language and subject.

Includes topical Exhibitions. External link
Includes "digitize and lend volumes". Has read-aloud feature.

Great for reuse of book images.
Download Access UC affiliates may login
and download full
view volumes.

Everyone may download
1 page at a time.

Format: PDF
Everyone may download public domain volumes.

Format: PDF, ePub
Depends on policy of contributing institution.

Format: Varies
Everyone may download full versions of all volumes.

Format: Many options available
Fun Feature HathiTrust Bookworm Google Books Ngram Viewer DPLA's API and open data can be used to create fun Apps Book Image search on Flickr

Accessing UC's Digitized Books

UC strives to provide as wide access to our digital collections as possible; however, access to UC's digitized volumes is often restricted due to copyright law, both within and outside the United States.

Learn more about factors that can impact accessing and using UC's digitized books.

Last updated: April 24, 2019
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