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Tools for finding if textbooks for courses are available in and through the Temple University Libraries (TUL).

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Open Text Library Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. If none of these textbooks are specifically assigned for your course, be sure to check with your professor first to see if you can use one of these as an alternative for your course.

These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.