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Veterinary Science Open Access Resources: Books

This LibGuide provides information relevant to Veterinary Science open educational resources and open access

Open Access Books

Open Education Textbooks

Open Education Resources (OER) that are freely available to use, re-use, adapt, and repurpose for teaching, learning, research, and for anyone to access:

Open Textbook Libraries

  • Open Textbook Library

    The Open Textbook Library is a comprehensive resource for openly licensed academic textbooks. All textbooks are free, and the majority are peer reviewed. 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.

  • RCVS Open Educational Resources


    Search for open access and openly licensed textbooks. From Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo.

  • LibreTexts

    Zero cost open textbook access and remix system with content in biology, business, chemistry, geosciences, humanities, math, physics, Spanish, statistics, and workforce development. Features: embedded media, dynamic figures, Jupyter integration, annotation, print on demand, LMS imports, and forthcoming WeBWork integration.

Open Access Textbooks

Textbooks that are available for anyone to download and/or access to read:

Open Access E-book Collections

Open Access Books Directories

  • DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)

    The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.

Open Access Books Toolkit

The new OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit has been launched! This toolkit aims to help book authors to better understand open access book publishing and to increase trust in open access books. 

The OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit covers specific topics related to open access books. Each article offers a quick and brief introduction to a particular aspect of open access book publishing. The toolkit also serves as a signposting tool: articles include a list of sources referenced, further reading and links to definitions of key terms.