Affordable content solutions for your course!

The University Libraries' eLearning Support services can help you redesign your course to make use of high quality, affordable content such as library licensed materials, open textbooks and open educational resources, freely available content, new material purchases, and lawful fair use claims.  Learn more about the affordable content options we offer below, or learn about all the course material solutions the Libraries can provide!

Or, contact us to consult about available options - learnlib@umn.edu.

Course Reserves/Library Course Page

Course Reserves Reading List
  • Work with the University Libraries to create your own course reserves reading list containing library licensed materials, copyrighted materials, and freely available materials all in one place.  Librarians can help and save you time by identifying quality, affordable course content options for you to review.
  • The University Libraries' Course Reserves service streamlines the course content creation process to make it easier for faculty and students to get the materials they need for success.
  • Course Reserves helps save students money by utilizing materials already owned by the libraries.
  • Course Reserves seemlessly integrates with Canvas and is called the "Library Course Page" on every Canvas course site.
  • Request a Course Reserves reading list through our Course Material Request Form.

 

Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources

Open Textbooks
  • We can help you find freely available and openly licensed open textbooks and open educational resources for your course.
  • We can also help you publish instructional content for your course in the form of an open textbook or open educational resource.
  • Please see our list of published open textbooks. More titles are coming soon.
  • Visit the Open Textbook Library for a curated list of open textbooks from around the world.

Content Discovery and Acquisition

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  • We can help instructors find course content and materials already purchased through the University Libraries.
  • The Libraries have access to thousands and thousands of full-text databases, journals, and e-books that can easily be integrated into your course environment.
  • Work with the University Libraries eLearning and collections/liaison teams to identify content for purchase for your course.
  • Utilizing library content saves students money.