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

Coming soon

  • “Human Anatomy and Physiology,” by Lindsay Biga
  • “What does the Surveillance State do to Social Movements? Defending Dissent in the United States,” by Glencora Borradaile and Michele Gretes
  • “Foundations of Epidemiology,” by Marit L. Bovbjerg
  • “Taking over the Farm: Succession Strategies for a New Generation of Oregon Farmers and Ranchers,” by Christy Brekken
  •  “Intermediate Economics,” by Patrick Emerson
  •  “New Media Futures,” by Daniel Faltesek
  •  “Rangeland Sciences,” by Yvette Gibson
  • “Energy Alternatives,” by Tom Giebultowicz
  • “Strategic Marketing in the Global Forest Industries,” by Eric Hansen
  • “Sociological Theory,” by Allison L. Hurst
  •  “Intermediate Fluid Dynamics,” by James A. Liburdy
  • “Advanced Permaculture,” by Andrew Millison
  • “The History of Science of Cultivated Plants,” by Sushma Naithani
  • “Romeo and Juliet,” by Rebecca Olsen
  • “Soil Hydrology & Biophysics,” by John Selker
  •  “Studies in Judicial Politics,” by Rorie Spill Solberg
  • “The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands,” by Erika Wolters and Brent Steel