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Open Educational Resources: Open Textbooks Collections

A "getting started" guide overviewing open, editable, and lower-cost textbooks and open teaching & learning resources for faculty, students, and librarians.

Open Textbook Collections

The Open Textbook movement focuses on the creation and use of books which are openly licensed -- in short, free and editable. These textbooks are also openly licensed with a Creative Commons meaning that dependent on the license, they may be legally displayed/uploaded/hosted, distributed, modified, etc. without fee, permission, or conducting a fair use analysis. (See Creative Commons for more information on the various CC open licenses.) 

Many of the collections will have links to the same books, but each collection has items unique to their collection.

Additional books that are not technically "open" are also listed. They may be "free online" but subject to copyright, or they may be low cost options.


Open Textbooks (free and openly licensed)

OpenStax College textbooks were featured in the Fall 2014 University Libraries' open textbook display:

Current OpenStax College boo‚Äčks include: Cover images of OpenStax textbooksFind ancillary materials for each book at or ancillaries shared by other faculty members at:

Books in the Public Domain

Library-Subscribed Textbooks


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