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Faculty of Theology and Religion

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Open Textbook Platforms

Textbooks in the Open Textbook Library are considered open because they are free to use and distribute, and are licensed to be freely adapted or changed with proper attribution. Books can be read online, in a mobile app, or downloaded to a computer or mobile device in PDF. Browse by subject. Visit the Open Textbook Library website

OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum. Browse by subject.  Visit the OER Commons website

OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication. Visit the aopen Open Access website.

Z library is the world's largest ebook library. Visit the Z library website.

Other open platforms

University of the Free State Figshare Platform

The platform helps the university community create, collaborate, share and reuse open educational resources in a variety of formats.


A search engine consisting of millions of ebooks accessible and downloadable online.

Textbook Revolution

Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. 

Project Gutenberg

An online library of free ebooks.

Open Access books on JSTOR

The platform offers over 7000+ open access ebooks from 90 publishers including Brill, Cornell University Press, De Gruyter, and University of California Press, which are now available at no cost to libraries or users.

The Internet Archive eBooks and Texts

The Internet Archive offers over 20,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of 2.3 million modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free account.

Directory of Open Access Books

The platform provides 44, 260 academic peer-reviewed books from 661 publishers. Browse by subject, language, and publisher.

Project Muse

The platform offers open access books, journals, and digital humanities works. 

Wiley Open Access Journals

The platform publishes authoritative peer-reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines.

Brill's Open Access Content

Discover Brill's open access journals, books, articles, and chapters.

Directory of Open Educational Resources

The platform directs users to open educational resources from Commonwealth universities and educational institutions.

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