CAL$ Resources

Chico Affordable Learning Solutions (CAL$) has compiled this collection of OER and free resources for the CSU, Chico campus

Where to Find Open Textbooks

Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$)
You can search by ISBNs to find an Open Textbook related to a book. The page also includes a keyword search tool by topic for the MERLOT database, and links to textbooks in MERLOT by subject.

BCcampus OpenEd
BC Campus provides a curated  list of open textbooks.

This webpage provides sources of free and open textbooks.

MERLOT's Open Textbooks
Enter your subject in the keyword box and select "Open (Access) Textbook" from the "Material Type" attribute list below.

"OpenStax College offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers." OpenStax is an initiative of Rice University and has multiple partners.

The Orange Grove - Florida's Open Educational Resource Repository
Click on the link "Browse Open Collections" and then the link for "Open Textbooks" in the succeeding page.

The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources. Membership includes hundreds of colleges in 27 US states and 2 Canadian provinces. CCCOER is part of the global Open Education Consortium.

Saylor Academy Open Textbooks
Saylor has 100 free, full-length courses, many of which can connect to zero-tuition college credit through partner colleges and universities. Saylor Academy’s courses are openly-licensed for reuse.

University of Minnesota Open Textbook Library
These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. The library currently includes 643 textbooks, with more being added all the time.

Meriam Library | CSU, Chico