Open Educational Resources (OERs) are materials created under Creative Commons, a public copyright license that gives others permission to share or add to an otherwise copyrighted work for educational use.

Search for course sections marked as Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC)

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Locate titles adopted by faculty for the courses listed on this page as they are reflected in WingSpanThis is a historical listing that includes current adoptions, check with the instructor to make sure which textbook they are using for the current term. These titles are open and free or ebooks purchased by the library for no cost access to students. Last updated 5/25/21

Screenshot of the Zero Textbook Cost box checked when searching WingSpan for courses

Look for the icon in the ZTC column in Wingspan

If you see the icon in the Zero Textbook Cost column on the far right of the WIngSpan lookup, you will know if it is a ZTC section. If it does not have this icon, it is not ZTC. 

dollar sign with an line going through it to signal Zero Cost Textbook section.

Print Options

Students: Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) course materials are provided by faculty members via Canvas or other method. Go to class first to learn how to access the materials. Some ZTC options can be purchased in print at the Owl Bookshop. If you prefer to have printed text enlarged, contact DSPS. 

*EBSCO & ProQuest eBook Options

Faculty: Ask a librarian if your supplemental or required course materials are available in an unlimited, DRM-free ebook version from EBSCO, ProQuest or other e-resource publisher. These options provide no-cost materials via library acquisition. 

* Login Required for off campus access. Some copies allow one user at a time to access, others, three and some allow simultaneous unlimited user access. Some ProQuest titles allow up to 325 uses due to publisher restrictions. Some ProQuest titles allow the user to download for one day while also being available to view online by another user. If a book is not available, check back later for availability. When you are finished using an ebook, make sure to exit out so other can use it. 

Counseling & Educational Assistance Courses

  • COUN 101 Rivadenyra (Lumen Ch. 1-4)
  • ​COUN 103 Desimone (Various)
  • COUN 110 Herrera (PressBooks)
  • COUN 130 Desimone (Low Cost)
  • COUN 145 Desimone, Herrera, Rivadenyra, Rodriguez & Yee (Lumen)
  • COUN 158 Herrera, Sanchez (ProQuest Unlimited)
  • COUN 160 Castillo, Herrera, McBurney, Villa (Univ. of MN)
  • COUN 161 Rodriguez (Univ. of MN)
  • COUN 201/210 Herrera (Citrus College)
  • COUN 203 Desimone (EBSCO 1-User)*
  • COUN 205 Yee (HWI & CDE)
  • COUN 206 Gutierrez (EBSCO 2-Users)*
  • COUN 207 Yee (OpenStax, Saylor, EBSCO-Unlimited)*
  • COUN 208 Rivadeneyra (Citrus College)
  • EAC 088 Ferrelli (EBSCO Unlimited)*
  • EAC 092 Villarreal (Rebus)

Other available options (not yet adopted)

Kinesiology & Athletics

Many KIN/KINC courses have no required texts or use a variety of OER.

  • KIN 101-105, 110, 116, 118, 153, 159, 168-9 No text req. (Fall 2020)
  • KIN 100 Shaw (ProQuest 3-User)* Login Req. 
  • KIN 116, 117, 118 Shaw (Various)
  • KIN 151 Shaw/Rodriguez (Various) 
  • KIN 166 Shaw (OpenStax)
  • KIN 167 Shaw (ProQuest Unlimited)*
  • KIN 168 Swatek (EBSCO-1 User)
  • KIN 170 Shaw (Georgia Highlands College)
  • KIN 171H Shaw (Foothill College)
  • KIN 173 Shaw (Lardbucket)
  • KIN 176 Rodriguez & Wheeler (CDE & Macomb CC)
  • KIN 178 Shaw (EBSCO Unlimited)

Career & Technical Education (CTE) & Non-Credit (NC)

  • AUTO 191 Lipp
  • AUTO 295 Brown (Korn PDF)
  • NC 680 (New Prairie Press) - Not currently in use

Language Arts, Foreign Language & Communication

Math & Business

Natural, Physical & Health Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Visual & Performing Arts

Many MUS and ART courses do not require a textbook. Check the schedule for details. 

 

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