Open textbooks are materials that are freely available, usually through a Creative Commons license, to download, modify, and print in various formats.
Why should faculty adopt an open textbook?
The SPU Library currently has access to over 270,000 e-books. Library e-books can be used as textbook alternatives or supplemental materials to enhance delivery of your course. Many are already available through library e-book subscriptions or you can suggest an e-book for purchase by contacting your liaison librarian.
Many SPU e-books allow unlimited simultaneous users, but verify before using an eBook for your course:
*screenshot of results page in SPU Primo for Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics e-book with Online access link underneath book title.
*screenshot of SPU Primo book information for Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics showing Permalink option and view full text link under View It section circled in orange.