Free Online Textbooks/E-Books

As a tireless advocate for learners everywhere, Oregon State University is proactive in finding ways to make higher education more affordable, and a new program aims to rein in the cost of textbooks and ease the financial strain on students.

Open Textbook Resources

OSU Open Textbooks - Collection of Oregon State University open textbooks organized on OER Commons.

Intro into Permaculture MOOC - Developed at Oregon State University, this course is a public education project in which students worldwide learn about and design sustainable landscapes and ecosystems in a highly interactive way.

Spanish - Access learning objects SPAN 111, 112, 113 created by Open Educational Resources in collaboration with OSU faculty. 

OpenStax Textbooks - Open Textbooks on various subjects.

Open Textbook Library - OSU is a member of this group. Peer reviewed textbooks and the opportunity for you to contribute reviews.

BCcampus - University of British Columbia's Open Textbook catalog.

California Open Online Library for Education - Free/Open Course Materials. This includes textbooks.

American Institute of Mathematics - open-access textbooks have been judged to meet the evaluation criteria set by the AIM editorial board.

Grand Valley State University Open Textbooks

Many More Metabolic & Miscellanic Melodies - Amazing Study Aid

Biochemistry Free & Easy - aimed at helping students learn the basics of biochemistry in a fun and engaging format. The book incorporates original songs, recordings, verses and links to over 100 video lectures. The full-featured iPad version can be viewed only on an iPad with iBooks 2. The PDF version can be viewed on any computer.