Searching for Open Educational Resources

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Find Open Textbooks

The resources listed below include textbook only collections as well as collections that include textbooks along with other OER; if possible, narrow your search by material type. Always check the license for specific OER.


Open SUNY Textbooks

An open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants.


OpenStax, a non-profit based at Rice University, publishes peer-reviewed openly licensed textbooks.

Open Textbook Library

This initiative which is from the Center for Open Education, University of Minnesota, offers a catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.

College Open Textbooks

A comprehensive listing of openly-licensed textbooks.

OER Commons

Materials found in this collection include textbooks, but also full university courses, interactive mini-lessons and simulations, and adaptations of existing open work.

BCcampus OpenEd

Initiative from Vancouver which includes openly licensed textbooks.