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Affordable Course Materials

A guide for exploring course reserves, electronic resources, and OA/OER

Welcome!

Welcome to Kennedy Library's Course Reserves and Open Access/Open Educational Resources Guide. The purpose of this guide is help faculty, staff, and students better understand and navigate Kennedy Library's course reserves processes, and to serve as a point of departure for anyone interested in using Open Access or Open Educational Resources in their classrooms. 

Kennedy Library is working to help the campus community reduce textbook costs for students through programs like our Course Reserves, which allow faculty to place digital items on reserve so we can monitor the adequacy of access.  Physical items are not currently eligible for Course Reserves. For any questions or comments please contact the Course Reserves Coordinator at reserves@calpoly.edu. 

For anyone thinking about switching to zero-cost course materials, we hope the collected OA/OER resources on this page are useful.