USC is a member of HathiTrust, and USC students, faculty, and staff have full use of its digital library, https://www.hathitrust.org/digital_library.
Through our membership, scans of public domain books (mainly books published before 1924) can be downloaded in their entirety. To download a book, please go to https://www.hathitrust.org/digital_library. Click on the Log In button at top right of the screen, and select USC fom the drop-down list of member institutions. You will be prompted for your USC NetID and password and validated via Shibboleth.
HathiTrust includes records for books and journals still in copyright. In these cases, the full text is not accessible.