Most (but not all) manuscripts from the collection have been fully digitized.
At this stage, 1030 volumes are available for viewing and full download (in their entirety) via the HathiTrust Digital Library.
Log in is not required to view or download the manuscripts. See instructions below for downloading as pdf. Images may also be retrieved via the HathiTrust DataAPI.
Digitization for additional manuscripts may be considered in the future. Some manuscripts are currently not being digitized due to condition issues.
Browse a list digitized manuscripts by title, main author or date:
Search for digitized manuscripts on descriptive keywords (including shelfmark e.g. "isl. ms. 529", titles, authors, subjects, former owners, copyists, and other bibliographical, historical and codicological details):
See Finding manuscripts for more details on locating manuscripts (digitized or not), including sample searches.
First, browse or search. Then look for the link to view online in HathiTrust:
In Library Catalog Search
Look for the "Full text" link
In Mirlyn Classic
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, University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center), Ann Arbor
You should 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: