Join the Open Textbooks Call to Action

Open Textbook AllainceTextbooks are way too expensive. Fortunately, we have an alternative -- open textbooks are quality books, written and peer-reviewed by experts, that professors and students can use for free. Colleges are already saving students millions of dollars by using open textbooks in a relatively small number of classes. Now it's time to make open textbooks the norm on campus.

We're making a nationwide call to action, asking student governments to pass resolutions in support of expanding the use of open textbooks.

We'll be using these resolutions to build support for open textbook programs at every level. They will show the student support for open books as we talk to school administrators, statewide university officials, legislators, publishers, and more.

Add your student government's voice to this movement. Pass a resolution this month in support of open textbooks.

Here's a sample resolution that you can use as a starting point.

And if you've already passed a resolution in support of open textbooks, please email us a copy so that we can add your voice to our effort.


How to Make Textbooks More Affordable

textbooks toolkitWe're excited to announce the release of our newest campaign resource, a toolkit for our Making Textbooks Affordable program.

The high cost of textbooks has become a serious obstacle to the affordability of a college education. The textbook market is rigged so that publishers can generate huge profits and engage in bad practices at students’ expense.

Fortunately, we have solutions to this problem, most notably in the form of “open textbooks” – high-quality books that are available online for free or for a very low cost in print. With solutions like these, we can break the publishers’ stranglehold on the market and help make higher education more accessible to everyone.

Our new toolkit provides the resources that student governments need in order to bring open textbooks to their campuses and save students money. Download it today!