If considering alternatives to commercial textbooks for your course, complete our consultation request
form to connect with our team, including a librarian, bookstore administrator, and instructional specialist/designer.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
- OER are freely available online resources distributed under a copyright license that allows users to retain copies (download, duplicate, store, and manage), reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute.
Library Course Resources Service
- If you plan to use a small percentage of a text, a collection of articles, or streaming media, the Library can make these resources available to your students in CatCourses. Visit Course Resources for details and request instructions.
Lower Cost Format & Delivery Options
- The UC Merced Bookstore can help you price format and delivery options when selecting materials for courses, such as ebook and rental options.