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)

Open textbook and OER libraries:

Check each book or OER for permissions as licences vary.
BCcampus Open Education
B.C. Open Textbook Collection
OER by Discipline Directory
Search tools
Maryland Open Source Textbook Commons (MOST)
Mason OER Metafinder (MOM)
Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS)
Other libraries
Athabasca University Press CCCOER: OER by subject
Cornell Open Directory of Open Access Books (doab)
Galileo Open Learning Materials HippoCampus
LibreTexts MERLOT II
MIT Open Courseware Online Textbooks MIT Press Open
National Science Digital Library (NSDL) NOBA Project Textbooks
N. Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) NYU Press: Open Access Books
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 Science & Math PDX Open (Portland State University)
Sacred Heart University: Open Textbook List Saylor Academy Open Textbooks
Skills Commons Open Textbooks SOL*R
University of Minnesota Libraries University of Wisconsin Pressbooks
Virginia Tech Wikibooks


Groups developing open textbooks and OER: