The vast majority of manuscripts from the collection (but not all) have been fully digitized. At this stage, 969 volumes are available for viewing and full download (in their entirety) via the HathiTrust Digital Library. Log in should not be required to view or download the manuscripts.
Digitization for additional manuscripts is ongoing. Some manuscripts are currently not being digitized due to condition issues.
If you would like to browse all of the digitized manuscripts by title, main author or date, go to:
If you would like to browse a selection of digitized manuscripts by language, sub-collection or subject, go to:
If you would like to search for digitized manuscripts, you have several options:
See Finding manuscripts of interest for more details on locating manuscripts (digitized or not), including sample searches.
After browsing or searching, look for the link to the HathiTrust viewer:
Look for the "Available online" link (results list) or "Full text" link (item page).
In Mirlyn Classic
- Look for the "HathiTrust Digital Library (Full text)" link in the results list page or item page.
- Look for the "Full view" link.
On the Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan site
- Click on either of the images that appear at the end of each description.
Each digitized manuscript is available for full download from the HathiTrust Digital Library.
When viewing the manuscript images in the HathiTrust interface, look for the links under "Get this Book" in the navigation bar on the left.
Click on the "Download whole book (PDF)" link to download the entire digitized manuscript.
We request that you include a proper citation with any quote, reproduction or other publication from a manuscript from the collection. Please follow this model when citing a manuscript, using the appropriate shelfmark / call number and page or folio number:
p.47, Isl. Ms. 860 v.1, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
You will find the shelfmark / call number for the digitized manuscript in the "Shelfmark:" note of the HathiTrust catalogue record.
From the HathiTrust viewer interface, follow the url to the catalogue record:
Then look for the "Shelfmark:" note:
You may also cite the catalogue record describing the manuscript by including the url for the catalogue record as it appears in your browser's navigation bar: