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OER and Digital Textbooks

Open Educational Resources (OER)

University of Alberta Library

The Library can help you and your instructor find OER. Click below to check out their extensive list of resources.

Campus eBookstore

We have a large selection of free eBooks and course materials that you can download through our digital platform, Campus eBookstore.

Digital Textbooks

Direct Purchase and Download

You can find and purchase digital textbooks by searching the ISBN or title in the search bar above, or by course section via our Adoptions search. Click "Buy" and if a digital option is available, it will show.

Once your purchase is complete, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing your materials.

Digital Access with VitalSource

Can't find your ebook using the methods above? Our digital partner, VitalSource, may have what you need. Click the link below to find ebooks by ISBN, title or author.

NOTE: VitalSource listings are not course-specific. Please make sure your textbooks are the correct edition and have all the required extras (access codes, CDs, etc.) included before you purchase.

VitalSource is a third-party vendor. The University of Alberta Bookstore will not be responsible for purchases made from this retailer. Please contact VitalSource directly for customer service, returns or refunds.

Please note all ebooks and digital access codes are final sale. See our full return policy for details.


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