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Kathryn A. Martin Library

Open Educational Resources (OER) Research Guide

Why Open Textbooks?


"With the average student budgeting $1200 annually for books and supplies, open textbooks provide real savings for students and their families. Nine early OTN members have reported a $1.5 million savings in textbook costs to students, with most of the savings realized in the past year." --- Open Textbook Library

Open Textbook Library reports... 

Open Textbook Statistics

over 600+ Campuses represented, with 8.5 Million dollars in student savings, and 45% of faculty who attend workshops will adopt an open textbook.

Open Textbook Resources

Interested in creating your own content?

If you are interested in publishing or creating your own open access content check out our Faculty Publishing guide