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Affordable Course Materials and Open Educational Resources (OER): E-Textbooks Publisher Info

This guide is designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, evaluation, selection, and adoption of Affordable Course Materials and Open Educational Resources

Major Publishers Offering Free E-Textbooks

Many of the major publishers are offering free, online access to higher education.  If you have any questions about linking these textbooks in Canvas or how to access please contact Canvas 24/7 assistance by phone (855-778-9967) or live chat. 

Also our Xavier Follett Bookstore is offering a way to access course textbooks using RedShelf.  Click here for more information.

You can also find other ways to GET HELP at this page:

VitalSource Grants Free Access to Digital Content -

VitalSource is offering free access to digital learning materials through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, to aid those students attending colleges and universities that have closed in response to COVID-19. Beginning today and going through May 25, 2020, students may access "an expansive catalog" of digital content if they attend a participating institution.

Participating publishers, campus retailers and independent bookstores in higher education include:

  • The American Psychological Association;
  • Barnes & Noble Education;
  • Cengage Learning;
  • Elsevier;
  • The Independent College Bookstore Association;
  • Macmillan Learning;
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education;
  • The National Association of College Stores;
  • Oxford University Press;
  • Pearson Education;
  • SAGE Publishing;
  • Taylor & Francis;
  • W.W. Norton; and
  • Wiley.

APA publishing and 7th Ed. APA Citation Style Manual

Cambridge University Press



Macmillan Learning

McGraw Hill

Springer Nature Textbooks