School days are upon us again, and for many this means gaping holes in our wallets; not because of back-to-school clothes shopping, but because of a much more essential element of education: textbooks. For many students, the greatest impediment to learning is the price of these required books.
Here are 10 websites that have collected hundreds of textbooks and are providing them for free, giving every child an equal opportunity to lean!
Bookboon provides free online textbooks for students in PDF format. A range of subjects are available, and content is presented at a university level.
Curriki is a hub for free, open course materials. Find thousands of course materials in a variety of subjects and grade levels, including free courses and textbooks.
Flat World Knowledge has free online textbooks in business, the humanities and the sciences that are available to both teachers and students.
Flexbooks are free, easy to update and easy to customize. The CK-12 Foundation provides FlexBooks free to anyone who wants to use them.
Free High School Science Texts are just that: an extensive collection of free science and mathematics texts that are available to students, world wide.
Free Digital Textbook Initiative has a collection free and open textbook resources that are aligned to California content standards.
Open Culture has a collection of 150 free textbooks from Art History to Physics and Business. Stay tuned for more additions!
Open Textbooks provided by the Community College Consortium for Open Educational resources include more than 500 open textbooks in a variety of subjects.
Worldwide Mathematics offers free mathematics textbooks in Calculus and Mutli-Variable Calculus, and includes free lecture series to accompany the content.
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