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Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.


InTech is a pioneer and world’s largest multidisciplinary open access publisher of books covering the fields of Science, Technology, Medicine, Engineering, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. Since 2004, InTech has collaborated with 87550 authors and published 2442 books and 6 journals with the aim of providing free online access to research. With +47 million book chapters and journal articles downloads up to date.


Connexions is a dynamic digital educational ecosystem consisting of an educational content repository and a content management system optimized for the delivery of educational content. It provides free access to more than 17,000 learning objects or modules in its repository and over 1000 collections (textbooks, journal articles, etc.) are used by over 2 million people per month

Bookboon is the world’s largest publisher of online educational literature. We provide free textbooks for university students, premium eBooks for business professionals and learning solutions for companies.


This is a portal that claims to have over 2,400,000 downloadable e-books (PDFs). It has a keyword search engine plus a broad subject category listing. Search listings are limited to 100 titles so precise keyword searches should be used. Due to the size of the full-text books, downloading can be time consuming especially if there is limited bandwidth.

American Institute of Mathematics

American Institute of Mathematics website where you can download free Mathematics e-books. Their aim is to advance mathematical knowledge through collaboration, to broaden participation in the mathematical endeavor, and to increase the awareness of the contributions of the mathematical sciences to society.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium  
A cross-searchable database of over 100 of Oxford’s central English and bilingual dictionaries, usage, quotations, and subject reference books.

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO)  
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly-expanding online library, providing easy access to thousands of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press. Spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, science, medicine, and law, OSO is an essential research resource for student, scholar, and academic alike, no matter what their subject specialty.

AcessMedicine is an innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and all health professionals with access to more than 75 medical titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device. It provides fast, direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, and case management decisions. It contains textbooks, drug monographs, diagnostic tests, multimedia collections, etc.

UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004 (University of California Press)   
UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004 includes almost 2,000 online books from academic presses on a range of topics in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Almost 800 of the titles are freely accessible, with searchable full-text access.

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business   
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business enables legal, business and healthcare compliance professionals to be more effective and efficient. We provide information, software, and services that deliver vital insights, intelligent tools, and the guidance of subject-matter experts.

CRC Press Textbooks   
At CRC Press, we believe that the future of our world as well as our company depends on preparing students to be tomorrow’s leaders. We produce some of the world’s best textbooks for the scientific and technical disciplines: textbooks that are as student and instructor friendly as they are authoritative. CRC textbooks are rich with pedagogic features designed to make instructors’ jobs easier and students’ learning experience richer.

Springer Verlag   
A searchable collection of journals, eBooks and reference works published by Springer Verlag. Subjects range from: Architectur & Design to Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Law; Medicine; Philosophy; Environmental Sciences and more. Full- text access is restricted to select titles and/or journal articles. A key indicating the level of access for a particular book, journal, or article is available within the search results.

Library of Congress Full Text E-Journal and E-Book Holdings 
Browse an alphabetical subject list of full-text electronic journals in Health & Biological Sciences provided by Serials Solutions. List of subjects: Biomedical Engineering; Clinical Psychology; Dentistry; Diet & Clinical Nutrition; Medicine; Nursing; Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation; Pharmacy, Therapeutics, & Pharmacology; Physical Therapy; Psychiatry; Psychiatric Disorders; Public Health; Surgery & Anesthesiology; Veterinary Medicine.

Oxford University Press (US Higher Education)  
On average, an Oxford University Press textbook is 25% less expensive in the United States than comparable books from commercial publishers. We invite you to compare the price and quality of our print and digital books to other books you may be considering for your course.

Brill Online Books and Journals 
Full-text access to a select number of journals published by Brill. Access to article abstracts and tables of contents of journal issues and monographs for all other titles. A number of open access titles are also available, including four new full Open Access journals in the following disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Biology.

Boydell & Brewer Ltd   
Boydell & Brewer Ltd was formed in 1978. It merged two companies, Boydell Press and D.S. Brewer, whose founders, Richard Barber and Derek Brewer, were themselves scholars – Brewer a Chaucer specialist and subsequently Professor of English and Master of Emmanuel College, Barber a medieval historian and Arthurian. Richard Barber is still a highly active scholar and continues to publish eminently in his own right and offers a vast amount of knowledge and experience to Boydell & Brewer.

Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG  
The independent academic publisher De Gruyter. De Gruyter group publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, social sciences, STM and law, more than 700 subscription based or Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products.

National Institutes of Health E-books  
The NIH Library is an open stacks biomedical research library, whose collection and services are developed to support the programs of the National Institutes of Health and select U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies. The NIH Library provides access to over 10,000 electronic journals, 16,000 e-books, and 170 databases.

The eLangdell Bookstore  
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of law schools, law libraries and related organizations. Almost every United States law school is a member of CALI and they make up the bulk of our membership.

Oxfam GB   
Oxfam GB is a leading international NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence in the delivery of aid and development work. Our purpose is to work with others to overcome poverty and suffering. Through Policy & Practice we aim to share Oxfam’s policy, research and programme learning to contribute to debate in the humanitarian and development sector. Here you can find: Free access to over 4,200 publications (including books, policy papers, research reports, case studies and journal articles)

The Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC)   
This collection offers open books and textbooks from many sources. An open textbook is one that can be freely viewed, downloaded, and self-printed.They may also have non-restrictive licenses that allow for customization and derivative works. Browse the full list of books, view the textbooks provided in the subtopic folders listed below, or use the ‘Filter’ function to narrow your search using keywords.

NCBI Bookshelf  
Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. Search, read, and discover. Access is via keyword search or Browse Titles or New Releases. In the keyword search tool, other access options (limits) include Subjects, Types and Publishers. Search results contain the PDFs of books, collections, databases, documentations and reports.

National Academy Press  
The Academy grants free and downloadable access to all the PDFs of their e-book publications. Individuals must register for this feature (free). The initial screen has a key-word search engine plus links to broad categories including Agriculture, Biology and Life Sciences, Energy and Energy Conservation, Food and Nutrition and Health and Medicine. Each category has a sub-topic list.

Living Books About Life   
Living Books About Life is a series of curated, open access books about life — with life understood both philosophically and biologically — which provide a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Produced by a globally-distributed network of writers and editors, the books in the series repackage existing open access science research by clustering it around selected topics whose unifying theme is life: e.g., air, agriculture, bioethics, cosmetic surgery, electronic waste, energy, neurology and pharmacology.

IT e-Books   
Free Information Technology books for downloading.

Free Book Center contains links to thousands of free online technical books. Which Include core computer science, networking, programming languages, Systems Programming books, Linux books and many more.This portal focuses primarily on academic material. It has a keyword search tool and also a list of broad subject categories

FreeBooks4Doctors was created to promote the free availability of medical books on the Internet. It provides access to over 360 books sorted by topic, FB4D Impact, language and year.

American Geophysical Union Digital Library and Backfile  
AGU publishes 20 highly respected, peer-reviewed scientific journals covering research in the Earth and space sciences; an online news site, (accompanied by a biweekly magazine); and award-winning books.

Medical textbooks covering a wide range of topics

USGS Publications Warehouse  
The Pubs Warehouse provides access to over 130,000 publications written by USGS scientists over the century-plus history of the bureau

U.S. Government Bookstore   
U.S. Government Bookstore