Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain [published pre-1925] or (b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:
This material is an adaptation of Defining the "Open" in Open Content and Open Educational Resources, which was originally written by David Wiley and published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at http://opencontent.org/definition/.
Visit the OER page under the Faculty Resources tab above, for more information about where to find OER for your courses!
The CPTC Library has a large collection of currently-assigned textbooks (known as "Course Reserves") that are available for students to use within the Library building. While we purchase print and electronic copies of some of the most commonly used textbooks, we welcome faculty assistance in order to round out this collection and help our students to access their course materials.
If you are able to help the library support our students by providing an extra copy of your required textbooks for in-library use as part of our Course Reserves collection, please contact Faculty Librarian Pearl DeSure (firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-589-6067).
For more information about our Course Reserves collection, please visit our Course Reserves guide.