Time is Money
OER is all about saving money by using free eTextbooks someone else made or by making your own with Open Educational Resource.
But that can be time consuming. Sometime the most effective way to provide an eTextbook to your students at no cost to them is to buy an appropriate eBook with unlimited users.
Each semester the Thrift Library provides up to 100 eTextbooks for use by classroom students at no cost to them.
You can greatly improve the chances of providing your students eTextbooks by consulting your library liaison before choosing a title.
Cost saved = Cost of one physical texbook X number of classes using that title X average class size (20).
Opening / Viewing / Printing / Downloading
With over a dozen eBook databases, the rules of use can vary greatly.