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Open Educational Resources: Finding Open Textbooks

This guide contains many resources to help with locating, evaluating, and learning more about Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs include digital learning materials such as open textbooks, full courses, modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments

No-Cost for Students: Library Licensed Materials

For faculty, as you consider texts for upcoming courses please check if the library already has access. Our ebooks and electronic articles can often be used to support whole classes at no cost to students. We are happy to check titles for availability since not all ebooks can be purchased with appropriate access for multiple users. Just provide titles to us via our interest form and we will let you know if the title can be made available for whole class use.

Where to find Open Access Textbooks

Use the search bar below to find OERs in your subject area. OASIS searches content from 79 sources.


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.

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.

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The 5Rs of OER Infographic by SUNY OER Services. This work is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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