Finding Open Textbooks in UBC Library

UBC Library has several open collections, including open textbooks, accessible through the Library search Summon. Among the collections are:

All of the collections may not be accessible through the UBC Library systems. To review additional open textbook collections and their full catalogue of items, review the "Open Textbooks Databases" content below.

Finding Open Textbooks Using Summon

Step 1

Go to UBC Library and search for "open textbooks" in the General search bar.

Step 2

Using the filters on the left side of the results page, limit the search results to Full Text Online and Books/Ebooks. This will yield a list of items that are either open textbooks or cover open textbook issues.

Step 3

To find textbooks in your discipline, limit to an area of study using the Discipline filter.

Open Textbook Databases

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While UBC Library has a number of accessible open textbook collections, there are additional external open textbook databases you can use to find the perfect text for your course.

Mason OER Metafinder

BCcampus Open Textbooks

Open SUNY Textbooks

OpenStax College

Open Academics Textbook Catalog

Orange Grove Text

College Open Textbooks

Global Text Project



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