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Not yet ready to jump into Open Educational Resources?
Why not check out an open textbook for our Open Textbook Collection? Take it home and compare it to your current textbook.
What is the Open Textbook Collection? It is a collection of open access (free) textbooks that we have printed and made available to help you identify potential free or low-cost textbooks. You can borrow these textbooks, compare them to your current textbook, and make the transition from costly textbooks to free or low-cost alternatives. Some were even written by OSU faculty!
Who can use the collection?
Anyone can use it but only faculty, staff, and GTA’s can check the open textbooks books out of the library.
Where is it located?
On the 2nd (main) floor of the library in the glass case on the left as you enter.
Remember, you don't have to use the whole book. You can pick and choose chapters from several different books and make your own custom version that's free.
Or consider writing your own textbook. Contact OSU's Open Educational Resources Unit.
Oregon State faculty are writing Open Access Textbooks! Learn more at Open Oregon State
“Biochemistry Free For All,” by Kevin Ahern and Indira Rajagopol
“Intro to Microbiology,” by Linda Bruslind
“Marine Law and Policy,” by Holly Campbell
“Monitoring Animal Populations and their Habitats,” by Brenda McComb
“Intro to Permaculture,” by Andrew Millison
“A Primer for Computational Biology,” Shawn O'Neil
“A Tale of Two Systems,” by Rene Reitsma
“Joy of Cryptography,” by Mike Rosulek
“Introduction to Climate Change,” by Andreas Schmittner et al.
“All Things Flow: Fluid Mechanics for the Natural Sciences,” by William Smyth
“Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest,” by Robert Yeats
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