Available and In-development Open Textbooks

Earning a degree is a journey. Buying textbooks shouldn’t be a roadblock.

That’s why Open Oregon State is working closely with OSU faculty members to make college more affordable through the use of free, open textbooks that can be accessed online. 

There are many open textbooks authored by Oregon State faculty which are currently in use, with dozens more currently in production. 

Available now

  • “Biochemistry,” by Kevin Ahern and Indira Rajagopol
  • “Intro to Microbiology,” by Linda Bruslind
  • “Monitoring Animal Populations and their Habitats,” by Brenda McComb
  • “Intro to Permaculture,” by Andrew Millison
  • “Strategic Management,” by John Morris
  • “A Primer for Computational Biology,” Shawn O'Neil
  • “A Tale of Two Systems,” by Rene Reitsma
  • “Joy of Cryptography,” by Mike Rosulek
  • “Intro to Climate Change,” by Andreas Schmittner et al.
  • “Fluid Mechanics,” by William Smyth
  • “Living with Earthquakes,” by Robert Yeats

Coming soon

  • “Human Anatomy and Physiology,” by Lindsay Biga
  • “Marine Law and Policy,” by Holly Campbell
  • “Animal Feed and Nutrition,” by Gita Cherian
  • “Energy Alternatives,” by Tom Giebultowicz
  • “Applied Bioinformatics,” by David Hendricks
  • “Ecology Management of the Human Dominated World,” by John Lambrinos
  • “Advanced Permaculture,” by Andrew Millison
  • “The History of Science of Cultivated Plants,” by Sushma Naithani
  • “Romeo and Juliet,” by Rebecca Olsen
  • “Vadose Zone,” by John Selker
  • “Physics for Teachers,” by Emily Van Zee