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About Open Textbooks
An open textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license, and made available online to be freely used, adapted, and modified by students, teachers and members of the public. They are available for free as online versions, and as low-cost printed versions, should students opt for these.
Many open textbooks are developed through traditional peer review or are vetted by experts in their field. As with any textbook, you are the final judge of whether an open textbook meets the needs of your course.
Source: BCcampus Open Textbook FAQ
Open Textbook Collections
Open Textbook Library
Offered by University of Minnesota with many other partner organizations.
An OER collection offered by Rice University. Browse by subject, and use the Type filter to the left to browse only books.
OER Commons - Postsecondary Textbooks
The OER Commons offers textbooks at all education levels. This link leads to a list filtered to display only offerings at the post-secondary level. Use the facets on the left to further refine the list.
MERLOT - Open Textbooks
Browse open textbooks available in MERLOT.
College Open Textbooks
Browse over 500 textbooks, sorted by subject.
A collection of texts from faculty at a number of U.S. colleges and universities.
InTech is an open access publisher in Science, Technology, and Medicine.
Saylor Academy Open Textbooks
Browse over 100 textbooks, sorted alphabetically by title.
Affordable Learning Georgia
Lists the top 100 undergraduate courses in the University System of Georgia and, where applicable, links to open textbooks that have been adopted.
Smaller Open Textbook Collections
BCampus - Find Open Textbooks
A collection of open textbooks curated for the public post-secondary system of British Columbia.
LibreTexts is a multi-institutional collaborative venture to develop open-access texts for postsecondary education at all levels of higher learning.
Open SUNY Textbooks
A collection of open textbooks published by the SUNY system.
Open textbook recommendations for common general education courses at colleges and universities in Washington state, with links.
Open Textbook Search (Beta)
This tool searches most, but not all, of the open textbook resources linked on this page. Be aware that because some of these sources offer other OER formats in addition to textbooks, these will also be included in search results.
Modifying Open Textbooks
Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know
This is a five-step guide for faculty, and those who support faculty, who want to modify an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included.