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Open Textbooks, OER & Other Open or Free Resources for Faculty

A guide to exploring open textbook options for faculty.

Get help with OER adoption from the Library

Ask for help with OER adoption or use! Just fill out this form and we'll get back to you:



Complete this free self-paced OER tutorial created by Kirkwood librarians just for our faculty:

Search for Open Textbooks & Other OER

Kirkwood's own T4LT Podcasters have a great 3-part series on resources for locating OER:

  1. T4LT Sharing Resources Part 1
  2. T4LT Sharing Resources Part 2
  3. T4LT Open Educational Resources Part 3

All-in-one meta-searches

Open Textbook sources, often with ancillary materials

Other Free or Open Licensed eBooks

Other OER search sites

Discipline-Specific OER Sources

- In addition to these resources, see the OER People and Projects at Kirkwood guide. 

OER by Discipline from San Bernardino Valley College: an excellent place to start your OER search!


Career & Technical Fields

Language Learning

Math and Sciences

Nursing and Allied Health

Social Sciences

Open and/or Free Music, Images, Films & other Media

Cedar Rapids Campus Library

Benton Hall

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA


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