California Online Open Library for Education is a free and open library of peer-reviewed open textbooks for over 50 highly enrolled courses across CCC, CSU, and UC.
The California Legislature Senate Bill 1053 called for the creation of the California Digital Open Source Library by the CSU so California faculty can easily find, adopt, utilize, and/or modify OER course materials for little or no cost. The legislation directed the California State University to design the free and open digital library that would leverage its existing online open library of OER – MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) and its Affordable Learning Solutions initiative. The legislation clearly stated that nothing in the legislation shall be construed to mandate faculty use of any particular textbook or related materials.
Reviews in the Open Textbook Library are by faculty around the country, collected to provide faculty evaluations for faculty, by faculty. All books in the Open Textbook Library: