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While there are many different types of Open Educational Resources, open textbooks are often the focus of many faculty in higher education. Traditional textbooks can cost students up to hundreds of dollars. In community colleges courses, this means that sometimes the textbook is almost as expensive as the course itself. Open textbooks provide students with a free alternative.
Open textbooks are freely available online and can be found in a number of a places (see Find Open Textbooks). If you need assistance locating the right open textbook for your course, or if you simply don't have the time to search through all the repositories, Library Staff are happy to assist you.
Using Open Textbooks
Finding and adopting an open textbook can be daunting. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources to help you out. In addition to the Wake Tech Faculty and Staff that are here to assist you, there are plenty of online resources that will help walk you through the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
The topic of Open Educational Resources always brings up a lot of questions. If you have a question that isn't answered here, Contact Us.
Want Help Locating Open Textbooks?
If you need assistance locating the right open textbook for your course, or if you simply don't have the time to search through all the repositories, Library Staff are happy to assist you.
Megan Rudolph, MSLS
RTP Campus Librarian