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Using Open Educational Resources (OER): Home

Purpose of the guide

The purpose of the guide is to assist in use of open education resources by students and faculty members.

As per UNESCO "Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. 
OER form part of ‘Open Solutions’, alongside Free and Open Source software (FOSS), Open Access (OA), Open Data (OD) and crowdsourcing platforms."

Open access eBooks

Directory of Open Access Books

Search for open access books across many different academic publishers and aggregators.

Open Library

Short-term access to over 1 million books. Must create an Internet Archive account to borrow ebooks.


7,000+ Open Access ebooks from 90 publishers, including Brill, Cornell University Press, De Gruyter, and University of California Press, are now available at no cost to libraries or users.

Open Courseware