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Last update: Sep 17/20

Book Collections

Canadiana Online MonographsThis is a Canadian created resource (Licences vary, see the copyright notice)

A multilingual collection of Canadian historical monographs hosted by Canadiana.

Directory of Open Access Books (Licences vary)

A collection of over 19,000 academic peer-reviewed books and chapters.

IntechOpen (Various CC licences)

A collection of over 3,700 peer-reviewed open access books in physical sciences, engineering, technology, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities available for download as PDFs.

OAPEN (Licences vary)

The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Open Books (CC BY)

This collection is compiled from readers’ orders for scans, principally in black and white and some in colour. They highlight the range of resources at The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections, from Herschel’s music manuscripts, to ‘An Essay on the Character and Cerebral Development of Robert Burns,’ to Charles Lyell’s handwritten notes.

Open Square (CC BY-NC-SA)

Open Square is NYU Press’s platform for publishing and reading open access books. A browser-based reading platform, Open Square enables us to increase the impact of scholarly work by making it freely available in a digital format.

Open Research Library (Various CC licences)

A library designed to host all open access book content worldwide.

Project Gutenburg (Public domain)

A collection of over 54,000 eBooks that are all in the public domain.

Project Gutenburg CanadaThis is a Canadian created resource (Public domain)

A collection of eBooks that are in the public domain in Canada.

ZTC Textbooks (Various CC licences)

A collection of open textbooks from the College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA).

Wikibooks (CC BY-SA)

A collection of Wikibooks organized by subject.


Journal of Research of NIST (Public domain)

Volumes from the Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology going back to 1989.


Open Monographs (Various CC licences)

From the University of Minnesota.


Athabasca University Press (CC BY-NC-ND)

Canada’s first open-access scholarly press publishing journals and monographs.

Cornell Open (CC BY-NC-ND)

Cornell Open is a global open-access portal for both new and classic out-of-print titles from the catalog of Cornell University Press.

Ecampus OER – Oregon State University

A list of links to open textbooks written by Oregon State faculty.

Grand Valley State University Open Textbooks

Open textbooks published by faculty at Grand Valley State University.

MIT Press Open

MIT’s open-access journal publications.

New Prairie Press – Kansas State University Open Access Textbooks (Various CC licences)

Open Book Publishers (Various CC licences)

An open access publisher in the UK publishing open monographs and textbooks in all subject areas.

Open SUNY Textbooks (CC BY-NC-SA)

Open SUNY Textbooks is an open textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants and SUNY Geneseo.

OpenStax (CC BY)

OpenStax is a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University that publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print.


PDXOpen is an open access textbook publishing initiative to support Portland State faculty developing open access textbooks.

Penn State University Press Unlocked (CC BY-NC-ND)

Penn State’s open access journals and books.

Publishers of OA Books

A wiki with a list of over 200 open-access publishers.

Saylor Academy Open Textbooks (CC BY-NC)

The open textbooks on this page include several titles published through Saylor Academy’s Open Textbook Challenge and a collection of titles re-published by Saylor Academy in 2012.

SFU Library Digital Publishing This is a Canadian created resource(Various CC licences)

SFU Library Digital Publishing is an initiative of the Simon Fraser University Library and the Public Knowledge Project. We help researchers and students publish open access books, journals, and other educational projects using PKP’s free, open source software.

TU Delft Open (CC BY)

Open textbooks and open monographs published by Delft University of Technology.

University of Minnesota Libraries (Various CC licences)

Open textbooks and open monographs published by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing.

This is a Canadian created resourceUniversity of Toronto Press (Various CC licences)

Open access books from the University of Toronto Press.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Pressbooks Catalogue (Various CC licences)

Open textbooks published in Pressbooks by UW-Madison.

University System of Georgia Open Textbooks (Various CC licences)

Open textbooks produced by the University System of Georgia.

Virginia Tech (Various CC licences)

Open textbooks published by Virginia Tech Libraries’ Open Education Initiative.

Textbook Collections

B.C. Open Textbook Collection (Various CC licences)This is a Canadian created resource

A collection of open textbooks covering multiple subject areas. This collection is curated by BCcampus Open Education in British Columbia, Canada.

eCampus Ontario Open LibraryThis is a Canadian created resource (Various CC licences)

A collection of open textbooks and other open resources curated by eCampusOntario. The curated collection aligns with top subject areas in post-secondary education and features reviews from experts and educators across Canada.

LibreTexts (Various CC licences)

A collection of subject-specific libraries containing various open textbooks and resources.

MIT OpenCourseWare Online Textbooks (Licences vary)

An index to the online textbooks in MIT OpenCourseWare. Each link below goes to a course or resource page that contains the textbook files. Some of these online textbooks are open-licensed electronic versions of print books. Others are self-published online books, or course notes which are so thorough that they serve as an alternative to a conventional textbook.

Open Educational Resources Textbook List [PDF]

A list of open textbooks organized by subject with citation and links. The list was curated by Sacred Heart University in 2016.

Open Textbook Library (Licences vary)

The Open Textbook Library (maintained by the Open Education Network) provides a growing catalogue of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.

List of Pressbooks Catalogues (Licences vary)

A list of post-secondary institutions in Canada and the U.S. that have established their own instances of Pressbooks. Many instances host a catalogue of open textbooks and other OER that they have published in Pressbooks.

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