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Below is an updated list of repositories to help in your search of no and low cost textbook alternatives.  If you prefer to search by discipline, please use the Resources by Discipline tab.


All Subject Repositories 

  • Directory of Open Access Books locates 13289 Academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 285 publishers.
  • GALILEO Open Learning Materials is open educational resources throughout the University System of Georgia.
  • Global Text Project contains thousands of texts for university undergraduate program courses.
  • Intech Open

  • Knowledge Unlatched is UK-based libraries share the cost of producing academic texts with a Creative Commons license.
  • Merlot has thousands of materials, including lesson plans, activities, tutorials and more.
  • MIT Management Sloan School is a collection of teaching case studies and management flight
    simulations developed by MIT Sloan faculty and students.
  • OER Commons makes it easy to search for OERs of all types.
  • Open Culture lists over 200 free textbooks.
  • Open Textbook Library is reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality.
  • Openstax was founded at Rice University and provides access to free textbooks in Math, Science, Social Sciences, Humanities and Business.
  • Saylor Academy Open Textbooks is a nonprofit initiative which offers free and open online courses at the college and professional levels.
  • SOL*R is the Shareable Online Learning Resources provided by BCampus to allow educators free online resources.
  • SolutionsU is a project of the Solutions Journalism Network: provides critical reporting on society's problems and stories that explain how individuals, institutions, and communities are responding.
  • Ubiquity Press Open Books is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data.
  • Wikiversity is an extensive listing of OER resources for many disciplines


OER Collections at Other Institutions