Open Textbooks


How It Works

  • If you decide to review Open Text options, the links below will suggest many potential text adoptions.
  • You will often have options to customize the book, and your students will be able to choose from an online version (via web browsers or mobile apps) or a print version.

Open Stax: Rice University

University of Georgia

List of Open Textbook Resources from the University System of Georgia

Finding Open Textbooks

In addition to the links below, the University System of Georgia provides a useful list of collaborative open textbook adoptions.

A repository for open access educational modules. Connextions is supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Maxfield Foundation, and Connexions Consortium.

College Open Textbooks
Portal to hundreds of open access college textbooks across the curriculum.

Global Text Project
The Global Text Project is a joint project of the Terry College of Business of the University of Georgia and The Daniels College of Business of the University of Denver. The library covers a range of topics typically encountered in a university’s undergraduate programs.

The National Academies Press
More than 4,000 titles in PDF format that can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book.

California State University System Affordable Learning Solutions
Designed to enable faculty to choose and provide quality educational content that is more affordable for their students.

OER Commons
A network for teaching and learning materials and open textbooks providing a single point of access through which educators and learners can search across collections to access over 24,000 items.

Orange Grove Text Plus
A joint initiative of the University Press of Florida and The Orange Grove, Florida’s Digital Repository. The goal of this partnership is to reduce the cost of books to students by offering texts that are affordable, accessible, and adaptable to reader preferences.

Flat World Knowledge
Organization offers open access textbooks; business model is offering supplemental services, such as printing, for a fee.

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