Anyone with an internet connection can access most HathiTrust content in the public domain, as of 2018 almost 6,000,000 titles published prior to 1924. Benefits to the NMSU community include the following:
When the NMSU Library joined HathiTrust, we connected our systems (InterLibrary Loan, WorldCat) with the connections that already existed at HathiTrust (Worldcat). These connections are to the benefit of our NMSU Main Campus students, faculty, and staff, as they ensure that there are multiple ways to find resources and then get those resources. Understanding, very briefly, this connection will help you search more effectively.
These 3 systems are connected to each other in multiple ways, as you can see from the chart to the left. From the NMSU Library's webpage you can go directly to the HathiTrust database to search its holdings, as well as connect to WorldCat.
In HathiTrust, you can search for all kinds of resources, including some available at NMSU. HathiTrust also links you directly to Worldcat if the full-text is not available.
Through the NMSU Inter-Library Loan system and WorldCat you can directly request resources that NMSU Library does not have immediate access to, as you'll be directed to your Inter-Library Loan account. If HathiTrust does not have access to a resource it will direct you to search another library which takes you to WorldCat and the ability to request through NMSU Interlibrary Loan.