The cost of textbooks is a concern not just to students but also to staff and faculty of the University of Minnesota Duluth. There are several initiatives and programs that can help reduce the cost of textbooks, such as:
OER are free educational materials that can be used asis or adapted for use in class by instructors. The University of Minnesota supports the Open Textbooks Library There are many OER Repositories available. We encourage faculty to email their subject liaison librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All materials are free to access online.
Materials are accessible immediately and in perpetuity.
The Library provides access to some course textbooks and other required course materials. This is a no cost service to students through
our Course Reserves.
Development of the Library Course Pages Canvas interface that brings our reserves, ebooks, and research guides into each Canvas Course.