Find Free Online Textbooks

Open textbooks are typically authored by faculty and published on the web with the support of universities or new commercial companies. Open textbooks are frequently governed by Creative Commons licenses that enable users to download, customize or print the textbook without expressed written consent of the author. NOTE: Some Open Textbooks start out FREE and later change a fee.

Click on a link to your subject area and you'll get a hit list of Open Textbooks in that discipline from the MERLOT collection.

ADD OPEN TEXBOOKS You're Using or Authored Into MERLOT

Are you using Open Textbooks you found on the web in teaching your students? Have you posted a free Open Textbook that’s available for others to use? We invite you to catalog the Open Textbook you use or authored in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!


First: Become a member of MERLOT (It will take about 2 minutes and it’s FREE).

Second: Fill out the online form to Contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time and step-by-step instructions for contributing materials (PDF) to MERLOT are available).

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Find Free Open Textbook Supplements

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Learningpod and MERLOTx provide free supplements that contain hundreds of practice, homework, and quiz questions aligned to open textbooks and courses. Students can use these to get extra practice, improve their understanding, and perform better on exams.

Click on the links below to get a list of workbooks and question sets in specific subject areas.

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