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Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG)

Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) is a University System of Georgia (USG) initiative to support student success by promoting affordable textbook alternatives; a one-stop service to help USG faculty and staff identify lower-cost, electronic, free, and Open Educational Resources, building on the cost-effective subscription resources provided by GALILEO and the USG libraries; and a California State University-MERLOT partner benefit service. 

Visit the Affordable Learning Georgia website by clicking here

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MERLOT is a free resource designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT has one of the largest collections of open textbooks with thousands of free open textbooks in the collection.

Some advantages of the MERLOT textbook collection include:

  • Largest known collection of thousands of free open textbooks.
  • Some of the textbooks have MERLOT Peer Reviews.
  • MERLOT Members may add comments that users can read.
  • Learning Exercises can be added to the description of the textbook.
  • Textbooks can be added to your personal collection. 
  • Textbooks are searchable by subject.

Visit the MERLOT Library by clicking here

Organizations Providing Free Open Textbooks

  • Boundless
    Registration is required to use their study tools, but is not needed to access the textbook's content. Boundless offers textbooks in over 20 subjects.
  • Community Colleges Consortium for Open Educational Resources
    "The Community College Open Textbooks Collaborative is funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This collection of sixteen educational non-profit and for-profit organizations, affiliated with more than 200 colleges, is focused on driving awareness and adoptions of open textbooks to more than 2000 community and other two-year colleges."
  • Connexions
    Rice University's Connexions is a repository of open materials.
  • Florida's Distance Learning Consortium, The Orange Grove
    Florida's Digital Repository that offers open books and textbooks from many sources.
  • Global Text Project
  • Open Academics
  • OpenStax College
    "OpenStax College offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers."

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