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Textbook Affordability

Options for reducing overall textbook costs from the Earlham College Libraries.

What does Open Access Mean?

Open Access books and journals are "digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions (1)."

You can link to OA works as free course readings, but there may be other limits on their use that differ from OER. For example, an Open Access book may not allow retaining (i.e. downloading) or remixing.

(1) For more information about Open Access, see Peter Suber's Open Access Overview.

Finding Open Access Content

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