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OER Respositories for Textbooks

BC Campus OpenEd

Open textbooks for the 40 highest enrolled first- and second-year subject areas in the British Columbia’s public, post-secondary system.

College Open Textbooks

Focused on driving awareness and adoptions of open and peer-reviewed textbooks to more than 2,000 community colleges.

Global Text Project

Joint venture between the University of Georgia and University of Denver business schools. Provides a free library of thousands of texts on various topics.

MERLOT Open Textbook

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a curated resource of free and online textbooks for use in teaching and learning.

OER Commons

Provides college-level open textbooks from higher education institutions around the world. Search for the education level and subject area using the search features on the left side of the page.

Openstax College

Initiated by Rice University, their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed to ensure they meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses.

Open Textbook Library

Created by the University of Minnesota to support development of high-quality open textbooks in various subjects. Penn State became a member of the Open Textbook Network in 2017.


Collection of freely available open textbooks for download, online reading, and sharing.

Saylor Academy

Collection of freely available open textbooks for download, online reading, and sharing.

State University of New York (SUNY) Open Textbooks

With the initiative of the SUNY Libraries, Open SUNY Textbooks publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks for use in higher education.

Textbook Equity

Creator, publisher, distributor, and seller of open textbooks and ancillary materials to college-level students.

Washington 45

A list of open textbooks and course materials created by public community, technical, four-year college or university in Washington state from courses selected  within the general education categories that will be able to transfer and apply a maximum of 45 quarter credits toward general education requirement(s) at any other public and most private higher education institutions in the state.

Wiki Book
Wiki books is a community effort where authors voluntarily start the book writing project, and readers can nominate them to be “featured books.” Anyone can contribute to an existing Wikibook or start a new Wikibook.