Open Textbooks

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open textbook: a textbook with an open license that can be modified by the adopting instructor.

They should also be:

  • free, or very nearly free
  • easy to use, get and pass around
  • editable so instructors can customize content
  • cross-platform compatible
  • printable
  • accessible so it works with adaptive technology

To learn more about open textbooks please visit:

To find open textbooks:

  • College Open Textbooks - Textbooks by Subject: Lists of hundreds open textbooks by subjec.
  • MERLOT: Find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials.
  • Connexions: a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc.
  • Orange Grove Texts Plus: repository of a wide range of textbooks in a choice of electronic or bound book formats.