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.
Thrift Library eTextbook initiative
Why do we do this?
Free textbooks have been shown to
The chances of the library offering a free textbook for a particular class during the Spring of 2022 was . Why? Because three out of four eTextbooks were not available for purchase by libraries for unlimited users - or at all.
Viewing / Printing / Downloading
With over a dozen eBook databases, the rules of use can vary greatly. While all databases let you view content freely,