Support in identifying and using open textbooks and other educational material is a crucial component of the LearningForce. Faculty can depend on Library assistance in discovering and making easily available open textbooks and their equivalents.
|Track 1: Creative Commons Textbooks
Adopt a textbook or write your own, all with the help of the UML library! These would fall under a Creative Commons license, placing them in the public domain. When chosen, a pdf or web-based version of the textbook is available free to students. Click here to learn how you can get started!
|Track 2: Library Funded eBooks
Let us know what courses you teach and we will personally select eBooks suitable for your classes! These will be funded by the library, cutting the cost of textbooks for students. Click here to learn how you can get started!
|Track 3: E-Reserve Packet or Anthology
Let us know what you teach and we will create a course packet of textbook chapters, articles, open educational resources, and your own personal content for students free of charge! Click here to learn how you can get started!
Begin by Choosing Your Track
The UMass Lowell Library is here to help you transition to open textbooks! We offer three open text options as shown in the boxes above. Simply click on any of the boxes to learn more.