This is a selective list of major repositories of open educational resources such as open textbooks, open courseware, and other multimedia learning materials that can be used by students and faculty.
In order for a resource to qualify as Open Access, users should be able to:
"The 5Rs of Openness" by David Wiley is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Use this guide to locate free or lower-cost sources of course materials. For further information on open access repositories, such as OA journal repositories, please see open access support on the Scholarly Communications & Copyright webpage.
Instructors may use this guide to identify free or lower-cost eBooks and course materials for your students. You can then add links to these materials in Quercus, or get in touch with our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in using UTL's Course Reserves and Syllabus Service.
For help creating permanent links to resources you would like to share with students, see this UTL guide.
Note on copyright-protected materials: What if the material you would like to post is copyright-protected? Please refer to the University of Toronto Fair Dealing Guidelines and the Copyright Basics and FAQ that is produced by the University of Toronto legal counsel. These documents provide in-depth information on copyright issues and will help answer questions about if and how much of a copyright-protected work can be shared freely with students or whether permissions should be sought to do so.
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