A.Submit your textbook and instructional materials orders to the campus bookstore by
B. If you have copies of your textbooks, put them on reserve at the Library.
C. Have to have textbooks? Commit to multiple terms when possible - this helps with
buy-back for students, and textbook rentals.
A.Discover the new CA Open Online Librarywww.COOL4Ed.orgto view open textbooks and reviewed by faculty in the CSU, UC and CCC.
B.Find open educational resources associated with your textbook by enter the ISBN #
in the search below.
C. Highlighting and using the CSU Rent Digital program in your courses. Did you know
with over 50,000 e-textbook choices offering savings of 60% or more off the cost
of new print textbooks are available through the bookstore?
A. When ordering your reading materials (textbooks, etc.) from the Kennel Bookstore,
pay close attention to Options, Choices, Selection.
Like in this example:
A. If you find less expensive course materials for the courses you are taking, let your instructor(s) know.
Boundless texts, which must be read online, cover the key terms, concepts, and examples
without the bells and whistles. The free textbooks cover the same topics covered in other introductory textbooks in that subject.
ManyBooks.net- Search over 29,000 books by Author, title, Genre or Language.
College Open Textbooks.org- Not a repository but searchable listings pointing to open
textbooks in other repositories.
University of Minnesota Open Textbook Catalog - Open textbooks written by academics
from many institutions. Cover a wide variety of subjects.
Project Gutenberg - Now over 42,000 free books. If you're in the humanities, you've
hit the jackpot. Interested in self publishing? visit self.gutenberg.org.
Bartleby.com Great Books Online. Reference, Poetry, Fiction and Non fiction now in
the public domain.
It’s easier than ever to create your own instructional materials and provide them
to your students at little or no cost.
Check out these easy-to-use tools for customizing textbooks or creating course packs:
Simply Said: Understanding Accessibility in Digital Learning Materials
ADA, Student Learning & OER Textbooks, Dr. Ruth Guthrie 4/4/16
College Textbook Affordability Act (2015)
AB 798 created an OER incentive program providing CCC and CSU with 3 million dollars
to accelerate and promote the adoption of OER by faculty to save students money on
textbooks. Fresno State was awarded 50K, contingent on faculty adopting OER in 50
sections during 2016-2017. Funds must be spent on professional development, outreach,
and the curation of OER including a Textbook Affordability Campus Coordinator position
to facilitate OER activities.
SB-1359 Public postsecondary education: course materials (2016)
Taking effect in January 2018, CCC and CSU campuses must clearly highlight, by means
that may include a symbol or logo in a conspicuous place on the online campus course
schedule, the courses that exclusively use digital course materials that are free
of charge to students and may have a low-cost option for print versions. The course
materials may include open educational resources (OER), institutionally licensed campus
library materials that all students enrolled in the course have access to use, and
other properly licensed and adopted materials. Collegial processes must therefore
be developed to track sections in which faculty use OER exclusively.