Our library of open textbooks is expanding on a regular basis as new publications in a variety of subject areas are added. If you are looking for an open textbook for your subject area, please check the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.

The B.C. Open Education Librarians (BCOEL) has developed an excellent rubric to help you choose an open textbook for your course, or you can try the following:

  1. Connect with your library
  2. Ask your colleagues what OER they use
  3. Conduct an advanced Google search
  4. Have your students find open resources, do a content review, and post the results to your course website or learning management system (LMS)

Available open textbook libraries:

BC Open Textbook Collection
BCcampus OER by Discipline Guide
The Mason OER Metafinder (MOM)
OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)
Open educational resources list, by subject – CCCOER
Open Education Resource Textbook List (Sacred Heart University)
Athabasca University Press
Cornell Open Galileo Open Learning Materials
HippoCampus LibreTexts
MERLOT II MIT Open Courseware Online Textbooks
MIT Press Open National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
NOBA Project Textbooks North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR)
NYU Press: Open Access Books OER Commons
Open Knowledge Repository OpenStax
Open SUNY Textbooks Open Textbook Library
Oregon State University Penn State University Press – Unlocked
Project Gutenberg-Canada Project Gutenberg
PhET: Interactive Simulations for Science and Math PDX Open (Portland State University)
Saylor Academy Open Textbooks Skills Commons Open Textbooks
University of Minnesota Libraries University of Wisconsin Pressbooks
Virginia Tech Wikibooks


Groups developing open textbooks and OER: