Southern University's Open Library for Education.


EXPLORE the 52 courses that have 1-7 free and open etextbooks aligned with the course content. These courses have a common ID number indicating that the course content and learning objectives shared for the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California.

  • Every etextbook has quality evaluations by CCC, CSU, and UC faculty with expertise in the appropriate discipline. The California OER Council developed the evaluation rubric which was used by all faculty reviewers.
  • Every etextbook has a comprehensive accessibility evaluation conducted by the CSULB Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility.



Survey of Western Art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages

Survey of Western Art from Renaissance to Contemporary

Music Appreciation

Music Fundamentals

Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts


Financial Accounting

Managerial Accounting

Introduction to Business

Business Communication

Legal Environment of Business

Business Law

Business Information Systems


Principles of Macroeconomics


Child Growth and Development

Introduction to Education


Public Speaking

Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking

Introduction to Literature

United States History to 1877

United States History from 1865

Introduction to Mass Communications

Introduction to Reporting and Newswriting

Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Logic

Introduction to Spanish

Mathematics & Statistics

Introduction to Statistics

College Algebra for STEM


Calculus I Early Transcendentals

Single Variable Calculus II

Introduction to Linear Algebra

Science & Technology

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Human Physiology with Lab

Organismal Biology, Ecology, Evolution

Organismal Biology

Cell and Molecular Biology

Introduction to Chemistry

General Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A

Quantitative Analysis (Chemistry)

Organic Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A

Computer Science Programming Concepts and Methodology

Introduction to Physical Geography with Lab

Physical Geology

Algebra/Trigonometry-Based Physics A

Social Science

Introduction to American Government

Introduction to International Relations

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Human Sexuality

Introduction to Sociology

Social Problems

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