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Research Guides

Open, Free & Affordable Course Materials

Selective list of major OER repositories, sources of open university courseware, and zero-to-low cost material licensed by the University of Toronto.

Syllabus Service

The Syllabus Service assists instructors in making course readings available that take advantage of U of T's vast collection of electronic resources, as well as in a manner in keeping with U of T's Fair Dealing Guidelines and with the provisions of Canadian copyright law and e-Resource licenses. 

To inquire about purchasing a multi-user eBook version of a print title for use in your teaching, contact your liaison librarian or our staff at

Zero-to-Low Cost Course Project (ZTLCC)

One way instructors can lower costs for students is to verify that their reading lists incorporate library-licensed resources to the greatest possible extent.

The Zero-to-Low Cost Course Project has assisted instructors in using the UTL digital collection, public domain materials, and materials made available via University of Toronto's Fair Dealing Guidelines or via licenses purchased directly from publishers, to make course readings affordable for students. The ZTLCC project aims to eliminate the systemic double payment for course materials by U of T students.

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