eLearning support services help faculty and instructors find quality affordable readings for courses.

Affordable content solutions for your course

The University Libraries' eLearning Support services help you redesign your course to make use of 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 provide.

Contact us to consult about available options: learnlib@umn.edu.

Course reserves/Library Course Page

  • Work with the University Libraries to create a course reserves reading list containing library licensed materials, copyrighted materials, and freely available materials all in one place.  Librarians help by finding quality, affordable course content options to review.
  • The University Libraries' course reserves service streamlines the course content creation process. That makes it easier for faculty and students to get the materials they need.
  • Course reserves save students money by using materials already owned by the Libraries.
  • Course reserves integrate with Canvas. It's 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

  • We help you find freely available and openly licensed open textbooks and open educational resources for your course.
  • We also help you publish instructional content for your course in the form of an open textbook or open educational resource.
  • See the 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

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