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Textbook Alternatives

A guide to finding low-cost textbooks and textbook alternatives


Assign an Open Textbook

Open textbooks are free to use, share, and modify under Creative Commons licenses.

Publish an Open Textbook

MacEwan Open Books is an open textbook hosting service available to faculty and staff interested in developing online, interactive open textbooks.

This easy-to-use platform using Pressbooks software can be used to create or modify existing open textbooks that can be shared and downloaded in a variety of formats. 

If you are interested in creating an open textbook, review the Terms of Use for this service, and fill out the MacEwan Open Books Request Form.

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