Open Educational Resources

The Open Textbook Library 

includes open educational resources that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books (e.g., E-books, digital books, etc.), have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality and they can be downloaded at no cost.

  • The library currently includes 668 textbooks, with more being added on a regular basis.
  • The Open Textbook Library is supported by the Center for Open Education and the Open Textbook Network.

Below, is a sample of textbooks offered in a range of topics related to food agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences.



Biochemistry: Free For All

We are happy to welcome you to our second Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook, Biochemistry Free For All. Biochemistry is a relatively young science, but its rate of growth has been truly impressive. The rapid pace of discoveries, which shows no sign of slowing, is reflected in the steady increase in the size of biochemistry textbooks. Growing faster than the size of biochemistry books have been the skyrocketing costs of higher education and the even faster rising costs of college textbooks. These unfortunate realities have created a situation where the costs of going to college are beyond the means of increasing numbers of students.

Introductory Chemistry - 1st Canadian Edition

The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry.

View Online or download the E-Book

Fundamentals of Mathematics

Fundamentals of Mathematics is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern pre-algebra course, as well as the topics of estimation, elemen¬tary analytic geometry, and introductory algebra.

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