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.

Resources in the OSU Valley Library - Access a collection of printed open textbooks, many produced by OSU faculty, on the 2nd (main) floor of the library. You can borrow these textbooks, compare them to your current textbook, and make the transition from costly textbooks to free or low-cost alternatives.

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.