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The University of Akron Wayne College Library

What is Affordable Learning?

Affordable Learning at The University of Akron

Affordable Learning at UA

The University of Akron, in partnership with OhioLINK and the Open Textbook Network, has been working to consolidate efforts around textbook / course materials affordability and open education resource adoption. This effort is directly tied to the success of our students, and involves numerous departments on campus.

Locating Open Textbooks in the UAL Catalog

Start your search at the UA Libaries Catalog

Enter the phrase "Open Textbook Library" in the keyword search box.

If you are looking for a specific discipline, add it to the search.  For example:

"open textbook library" AND physics

View the results:

Resources on Open / Affordable Content

George Mason University OER Metafinder

The Mason OER Metafinder searches seventeen targets in real-time, instantly returning the top several hundred or so relevant hits from each site. Because it is a real-time search, it can take a bit longer than searches of pre-indexed content; however, as compensation the results returned are absolutely up-to-the-minute for each search target. Additional results continue to trickle in as the search continues running and you begin examining your results.

Search the Mason OER Metafinder

OhioLINK and Affordable Learning

Affordable Learning is OhioLINK's series of initiatives to lower the cost of college for Ohio higher education students by assisting our member libraries and campuses in identifying strategies for Open and Affordable Learning textbook and course material adoption, and helping locate statewide shareable library materials as well as open educational resources that are no cost or lower cost to students.

Affordable Learning Ohio website

Affordable Learning Ambassadors

University of Akron's Affordable Learning Initiatives

Ohio OpenEd Collaborative (Create, adopt, and utilize open materials for many of Ohio's high enrollment courses)

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Upcoming events:

Feb. 28, 2020: OpenCon Cleveland 2020

  • Location: Cleveland State University
  • Registration deadline: 2/17/20
  • Register here.
  • OpenCon Cleveland is an annual event that occurs during or near Open Education Week and celebrates the benefits of open education to student learning. Faculty, students, librarians, instructional designers, and administrators are all welcome to a day of learning and sharing on the CSU campus. 


Previous events/materials:

OhioLINK’s Textbook Affordability and Inclusive Access Immersion: A one-day conference for our members

Open Textbook Network

Visit the Open Textbook Network:

The Open Textbook Network (OTN) helps higher education institutions and systems advance the use of open textbooks and practices on their campuses.

The OTN includes a link to the Open Textbook Library.

Open Resources

The Info Squad @ UA Wayne College Library

Just ask the Info Squad at the University of Akron Wayne College Library

Start your search at UA Wayne College Library and Chat with us live!

Phone: 330.684.8789 

SMS Text: 330.551.5275


Wayne College Library Staff Contacts