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Open and Affordable Resources Guide

A resource for exploring open content, electronic resources, and information on open and affordable educational resources

Required course textbooks available in Kennedy Library

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Kennedy Library will be conducting a pilot with the University Store to compare the list of adopted course textbooks with library ebook holdings. Kennedy Library will publicize the matches, making these resources available for students to use in their courses.

Databases for DRM-free e-textbooks

Below you will find databases that include DRM-free e-textbooks. DRM-free means that anyone with a Cal Poly login can download the book in its entirety and keep it forever. 

Databases for DRM e-textbooks

Below you will find databases that include DRM e-textbooks. Digitally Rights Managed textbooks do carry certain restrictions. (The restrictions vary by platform. See the E-books Guide for information about specific platform restrictions.) Even though their are limitations on their use, many DRM e-textbooks can easily be used as course textbooks.

Print on Demand for Springer e-books

Kennedy Library e-book usage guide

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