8 Websites That Offer College Textbooks for Free

September 4, 2020 | Lauren Klosinski

While many college courses may have become virtual, students are still expected to have the required materials – with that in mind here’s a helpful list of eight websites that offer free college textbooks.

With continued concerns for safety as a result of COVID-19, many schools have made the decision to switch or continue with, remote learning for the fall semester. 

While many college courses may have become virtual, students are still expected to have the required materials – with that in mind here’s a helpful list of nine websites who offer good-quality higher education textbooks at no cost, saving you hundreds – and potentially even thousands – of dollars in the process.

  1. Bookboon

Bookboon provides a wide selection of free textbooks for college students, with many different subjects on offer. In particular, it is a great source for college students pursuing STEM fields, as well as business. 

  1. OpenStax

OpenStax an organization that Bill Gates has donated textbooks too, and also the go-to place for college students who are just starting on their educational journey. 

  1. Open Textbook Library

Open Textbook Library caters to all major subjects and even has a section of self-help and study success texts designed specifically for students. Each of the books also has a handy rating system, as provided by other users, allowing you to narrow down which textbook is best for you.

  1. Saylor Academy 

Saylor Academy boasts an awesome repository of free and easily accessible textbooks. It covers a large variety of subjects, so you are bound to find something to assist you in your studies, while there are also supplemental categories for less traditional fields, such as online marketing, social media, and public speaking.

  1. IntechOpen

According to the site itself, IntechOpen has provided over 60 million downloads to users from across the globe, proving that it is one of the most credible and well-used providers on the market.

  1. Textbook Revolution

Textbook Revolution primarily offers textbooks aimed at STEM students, although other subjects such as business and history are also catered for. Perhaps the site’s best feature is the convenient way in which everything is organized, with students able to browse textbooks either by subject, topic, or license.

  1. Online Mathematics Textbooks

If you’re studying mathematics – or, indeed, any STEM fields such as engineering, chemistry, or computer science – then you might find Online Mathematics Textbooks very helpful.

  1. Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a wide-ranging and comprehensive library of free, readily downloadable educational texts. There are numerous original publications making it the perfect resource for humanities and arts students. Texts are available in a number of languages, too, while there are also audiobooks, data compilations, and even sheet music.

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