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Python wrappers for the HathiTrust APIs

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A simple interface for the HathiTrust APIs. The package contains basic classes and associated methods for querying the Bibliographic API, Data API, and the HTRC Solr Proxy.

The package is compatible with Python 2 and Python 3.


Clone and install from this repository:

git clone
cd hathitrust-api
python install

Or install directly using pip:

pip install hathitrust-api


The Data API retrieves non-google public domain works from the HathiTrust.

An OAuth keyset from HathiTrust is required to use the Data API.

Example usage:

>>> from hathitrust_api import DataAPI
>>> data_api = DataAPI(your_oauth_key, your_oauth_secret)
>>> ocrtext = data_api.getpageocr('nyp.33433082228226', 120)


The bibliographic API delivers HathiTrust bibliographic data and MARC records in JSON format.


>>> from hathitrust_api import BibAPI
>>> bib_api = BibAPI()
>>> bib_info = bib_api.get_single_record_json('htid', 'dul1.ark:/13960/t00z82c1q')
>>> bib_info.keys()
[u'records', u'items']
>>> bib_info['records']['010944133']['publishDates']


The HTRC Solr Proxy is a search index over the public domain collection.

>>> from hathitrust_api import SolrAPI
>>> solr = SolrAPI()
>>> results = solr.query("new zealand", fields=['title'])
>>> results
{u'responseHeader': {u'status': 0, u'QTime': 19}, u'response': {u'start': 0, u'numFound': 366613, u'docs': [{u'title': [u'The statues of New Zealand ...']}, {u'title': [u'New Zealand.']}, {u'title': [u"Wise's New Zealand index"]}, {u'title': [u'Palaeontological bulletin.']}, {u'title': [u'New Zealand,']}, {u'title': [u'The New Zealand official year-book.']}, {u'title': [u'The New Zealand official year-book.']}, {u'title': [u'The New Zealand official year-book.']}, {u'title': [u'The New Zealand official year-book.']}, {u'title': [u'The New Zealand official year-book.']}]}}


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