The Open Textbook Library is a searchable collection of open textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at a low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.
All books in the Open Textbook Library have an open license, are complete textbooks, and are available as a portable file (e.g. PDF, ePub).
Kishwaukee College has access to the Open Textbook Library via Library SmartSearch.
The Open Textbook Store curates and provides access to a listing of open textbooks in mathematics. These open textbooks are available in digital format, but can also be ordered in print format for a reasonable price.
Subject-based list of open & free textbooks that may be appropriate for community college courses. Most textbooks have Creative Commons licensing, GNU-Free Document Licenses, or are government documents that reside in the public domain.
OpenStax College, an initiative of Rice University, is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. OpenStax provides access to free, peer-reviewed textbooks.
Open Course Library (OCL) is a collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts. Some of our materials (also called open educational resources, or OER) are paired with low cost textbooks ($30 or less). Many of the courses can be taught at no cost to students. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are shared under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.OCL courses and materials have undergone testing for accessibility and have been designed using the industry-standard Quality Matters (QM) rubric for assessing the quality of online courses.
UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. More than 700 of the titles are available to the public.
Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from many different sources and contains thousands of records. OASIS is being developed and updated by SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library.
The Mason OER Metafinder helps you find Open Educational Resources. The OER Metafinder launches a real-time, simultaneous search across 21 different sources of open educational materials as you hit the Search button. Sponsored by George Mason University.
The B.C. Open Textbook Collection is home to a growing selection of open textbooks for a variety of subjects and specialties. Discover open textbooks that have been reviewed by faculty, meet our accessibility requirements, and/or include ancillary materials (quizzes, test banks, slides, videos, etc.).