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Free-to-Students Course Materials

Reducing the Cost of Textbooks


Reduce the cost of textbooks

Consider library-supplied and open educational resources.

Contact the library to adopt

  • Library materials that are free to UMass Lowell students 
  • Open educational resources that are free to all

The library offers and supports

  • Library Supplied Textbooks
  • Library Coursepacks
  • Streaming Media
  • Online Tutorials
  • Print copies of textbooks placed on reserve in the library
  • ​Open educational resources, free-to-all, available in the public domain and creative commons

As a first step: review your options and test what might work best for your class.
Please explore the links in the left column.


Meg Shields

Clearinghouse: Library Course e-Resources


Librarian Margaret Manion is developing pathways to free, open textbooks at UMass Lowell. Margaret created the list of textbooks in this guide

​LibGuides Production Editor Meg Shields is creating a library of guides that incorporate the pathways to OER.