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Open Textbook Collections
Open textbooks are free, online learning materials with Creative Commons licenses. Many of the collections will have links to the same books, but each will have a particular focus, and items you can't find in other collections.
Open Textbook Library
Created by the University of Minnesota to support development of high-quality open textbooks in various subjects.
Mission is to unite students, faculty and scholars in a
cooperative effort to develop an easy-to-use online platform for the construction, customization, and dissemination of open educational resources (OER).
Initiated by Rice University, their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed to ensure they meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses. Many textbooks include ancillary materials.
Provides college-level open textbooks from higher education institutions around the world. Can be browsed and has ancillary resources for open textbooks.
Collection of freely available open textbooks for download, online reading, and sharing.
MERLOT Open Textbook
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a curated resource of free and online textbooks for use in teaching and learning. Find MERLOT OER that can be used to supplement most textbooks by searching using the ISBN.
BC Campus OpenEd
Open textbooks for the 40 highest enrolled first- and second-year subject areas in the British Columbia's public, post-secondary system.
Milne Open Textbooks
With the initiative of the SUNY Libraries, Milne Open Textbooks publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks for use in higher education.
OER repositories contain more than just open textbooks. All content featured within these pages is free but usage rights vary. Materials in these repositories are released under a Creative Commons license while some are in the public domain.
Funded by ISKME, OER Commons is a library of OER materials containing over 50,000 high-quality OER.
Supports faculty in identifying and selecting high quality OER, aligning these to learning outcomes, and assembling them to create OER-based courses.
Free, peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials maintained by the California State University System.
A web-based publication of materials from thousands of MIT courses. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
This library contains downloadable free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities across the globe.
OER Metafinder Search Tool
Search many repositories listed on this guide at the same time via the Mason MetaFinder. Can be overwhelming, so use precise search terms and eliminate repositories that contain irrelevant materials from the initial search.
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Modified and adapted by the PALNI Affordable Education Initiative Taskforce.