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Open Educational Resources and Affordable Textbook Alternatives

What are LER?

Library/licensed resources (LER) can support affordability efforts on campus when used to replace an expensive traditional textbook. These resources are not considered OER because they are not openly licensed, such as with a Creative Commons license. However, they are available to students without additional costs.

Examples of potential LER are eBooks, journals/journal articles, videos/streaming media, etc.

Finding LER at Kaufman Library

Kaufman Library has a diverse and extensive array of library resources. If you have questions about which library resources can be used as LER, your library liaison and the ALG Library Coordinator, Barb Mann, are here to help you find the resources you need.

Where to Start