Open & Affordable Textbooks
What is it?
Open and affordable textbooks are alternative options to expensive, traditionally published textbooks. A textbook alternative can come in many forms like Open Textbooks, other open educational resources (OER), library resources, or custom coursepacks created in Scholarly Commons.
Why is it important?
Textbook costs have a real, immediate impact on student success in the classroom. By choosing lower cost options you support student success and equitable access, which allows all students to fully participate in their courses.
Open options also give faculty the power to customize texts and resources to fit their wants and needs.