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Open Access Textbooks and Other Open (Free) Resources For USG Faculty and Students : Additional Resources

This guide is designed to provide information about openly accessible textbooks and other scholarly information.


Open Access Learning Objects

Hathi Trust

HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. 

The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of partner institutions in digital form, preserving them securely to be accessed and used today, and in future generations.

HathiTrust Digital LIbrary

Orange Grove Open Textbooks

This collection offers open books and textbooks from many sources. An open textbook is one that can be freely viewed, downloaded, and self-printed. They may also have non-restrictive licenses that allow for customization and derivative works. Browse the full list of books, view the textbooks provided in ,, subtopic folders l... , or use the 'Filter' function to narrow your search using keywords.

Orange Grove Open Textbooks

Open Textbook Catalog

Open Textbook Catalog

In an effort to reduce costs for students, the College of Education and Human Development at University of Minnesota has created this catalog of open textbooks to be reviewed by faculty members. Read full press release

Open textbooks are complete textbooks released under a Creative Commons, or similar, license.

Instructors can customize open textbooks to fit their course needs by remixing, editing, and adding their own content. Students can access free digital versions or purchase low-cost print copies of open textbooks.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

No fee or registration is required, but if you find Project Gutenberg useful, we kindly ask you to donate a small amount so we can buy and digitize more books. Other ways to help include digitizing more books, recording audio books, or reporting errors.

Over 100,000 free ebooks are available through our Partners, Affiliates and Resources.


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