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OER Textbook List: No Cost Texts for Your Classes!

The books listed below are all available electronically at no cost to students. Click on the title of the book to access it electronically from your computer or mobile device.  In many cases, print copies of these books are also available in the library.  See the library homepage for hours and contact information to request them. 

Please note that this list may not include all the books required for a course - some classes will require you to purchase one or two books but will have additional readings listed here that are available at no cost.  In other cases, there will be additional readings provided by the instructor in Canvas.  Your class syllabus will list all books and materials required for your class.  Books you are required to purchase can be found in the College Bookstore.

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are textbooks available to students online at no cost through a Creative Commons license. (Some OERs can also be purchased in print for a nominal fee through the college bookstore.)

No Cost Books are eBooks that the college library has purchased so students can access them through OneSearch at no cost to the student.  Many of these items serve as electronic reserve materials. Access from off-campus or from mobile devices may require you to login. Many of these eBooks are only available for one person to use at a time.  Please remember to close out of the eBook when you are finished so other students can use it! 

Addiction Studies

ADCT 15 (Altschuler) Becoming an Addictions Counselor (EBSCO; 3 users)

ADCT 18 (Bibona) The Body Keeps the Score (EBSCO; 1 user)



AQUA 1 (Iniguez) Aquaculture Production Systems (ProQuest, unlimited users)


ASTRO 10, 11, 30, & 99  (PedicinoAstronomy 2e (OER)

Automotive Technology

AT 12 (Shull) Automotive Braking Systems (EBSCO; 1 user)

AT 20 (Shull) Automotive Steering and Suspension (EBSCO; 1 user)

AT 30 (Shull) Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxles (EBSCO; 1 user)


BIOL 1 (Anderson; Best; Morgan; Orr; Terhaar) Concepts of Biology (OER)

BIOL 2 (Kelly) Microbiology (OER)

BIOL 5 (Morrow) Botany (OER); Photographic Atlas (OER); Lab Manual (OER)

BIOL 6 (Decker; Riggs) Anatomy & Physiology (OER)

BIOL 7 (Reiner) Anatomy & Physiology (OER)

BIOL 8 (Jackson) Biology 2e (OER)

BIOL 11 (Morrow) Entangled Life (EBSCO; 1 user)

BIOL 20 (Reiss) Trees and Shrubs of California (EBSCO; 1 user); The California Naturalist Handbook (EBSCO; unlimited users)

BIOL 21 (Morgan; Morrow) Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast (EBSCO; 1 user)


BUS 10 (Wilshusen) Introduction to Business (OER)

BUS 35 (Gaines) Likeable Social Media (ProQuest; 3 users)

BUS 68 (Naffah) Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook (EBSCO; 1 user)


Communication Studies

Computer Information Systems

CIS 12 (Hartman) Think Java, Version 6.1.3 (OER)

Construction Technology

CT 80/81 (Glavich) The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House (EBSCO; unlimited users)


ECON 1 (Dennis) Modern Principles: Macroeconomics (ProQuest; 1 user)

ECON 10 (Dennis) Modern Principles: Microeconomics (ProQuest; 1 user)


ENGL 1A (Guimaraes) Braiding Sweetgrass (ProQuest; unlimited users)

ENGL 1A (Mondor) How the Other Half Eats (ProQuest; 1 user); The Sum of Us (EBSCO; 1 user)

ENGL 2A (Egan) Naming What We Know, Classroom Edition (EBSCO; unlimited users)

ENGL 2A (Gorman) Understanding Rhetoric (EBSCO; 3 users)

ENGL 2A (Guimaraes) All We Can Save (EBSCO; 1 user); Humankind (EBSCO; 1 user); Sister outsider (EBSCO; 1 user)

ENGL 2A (Kirkpatrick-Dib) The Critical Thinking Toolkit (ProQuest; unlimited users); A Student's Writing Guide (ProQuest; unlimited users)

ENGL 18 (Ell) Ceremony (EBSCO; 1 user); My Ántonia (EBSCO; unlimited users)

ENGL 32 (Guimaraes) A Thousand Mornings (EBSCO; 1 user)

Environmental Science

ENVSC 10 (Callahan) Environmental Biology (OER)

ENVSC 10 (Orr) Introduction to Environmental Science (OER); The Habitable Planet (OER)

ENVSC 11 (Roberts) A New Environmental Ethics (EBSCO; 3 users)

Forestry & Natural Resources

FNR 31/32 (Lopez) Essentials of Geographic Information Systems (OER)

FNR 31 (McCarthy) Geospatial Concepts (OER)

FNR 51 (Lopez) Trees and Shrubs of California (EBSCO; 1 user)

FNR 60 (Lopez) Pests of the Native California Conifers (EBSCO; 1 user)

FNR 77 (Lopez) Fire in the Forest (ProQuest; unlimited users)

FNR 88 (Houghton) CA State Parks Trails Handbook (OER)

General Studies

GS 1 (Maher; Peterson) College Success (OER)


GEOG 2 (Hoffmann) Human Geography: A Concise Introduction (ProQuest; unlimited users)

GEOG 2 (Teale) Graves' Introduction to Human Geography (OER); Dastrup's Introduction to Human Geography (OER)


GUID 8  (Klingonsmith) What Color is Your Parachute? 2020 (EBSCO; 1 user); What Color is Your Parachute for Teens (EBSCO; 1 user)

Health Occupations

HO 151 (McComas) The Language of Medicine 10e (EBSCO; 1 user); Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (EBSCO; 1 user)


HIST 8 (Dschida) The American Yawp Vol. I (OER)

HIST 8 (Merriwether) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (OER); Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (ProQuest; unlimited users)

HIST 9 (Salinas) The American Yawp Vol. II (OER)

HIST 9 (Merriwether) Radical King (EBSCO; 1 user)

HIST 9 (Syrdal) Coming of Age in Mississippi (EBSCO; 1 user); Flapper (EBSCO; 1 user)

HIST 21 (Syrdal) A History of World Societies Vol.2 (ProQuest; 1 user); Sources of World Societies Vol.2 (ProQuest; 1 user)


KINS 65 (White) Foundations of Kinesiology (EBSCO; 3 users)


MATH 5 (Jackson; Matsumoto; Olsen; Wall) Math in Society (OER)

MATH 10 (Jackson) Mastering Technical Mathematics (ProQuest; 3 users); Mastering Technical Mathematics (EBSCO; 1 user)

MATH 10 (Keiber) Prealgebra 2e (OER); Algebra and Trigonometry (OER); Introductory Statistics (OER)

MATH 15 (Butler; Heese) OpenIntro Statistics (OER)

MATH 15 (Keiber; Nickle; Pace) Introductory Statistics (OER)

MATH 15 (MacDonald) Statistics Using Technology 2e (OER)

MATH 25 (Jackson) Algebra and Trigonometry (OER)

MATH 30 (Butler) Precalculus (OER)

MATH 30 (Heese) College Algebra corrected 3e (OER)

MATH 30 (Pace) Algebra and Trigonometry (OER)

MATH 30 (Wall) Precalculus 2e (OER)

MATH 50A (Buntin; Pace) Calculus, Volume 1 (OER)

MATH 50B (Pace) Calculus, Volume 2 (OER)

MATH 50C (Jackson) Calculus, Volume 3 (OER)

MATH 130 (Nickle) Intermediate Algebra 2e (OER)

MATH 230 (Buntin) Elementary Algebra 2e (OER); Intermediate Algebra 2e (OER)

Native American Studies

NAS 1/21 (Agee) First Peoples 7e (ProQuest, 1 user)First Peoples 6e (ProQuest, 1 user); In the land of the grasshopper song (OER)


NURS 1/20 (Howard) Nursing Diagnosis Handbook 11e (EBSCO; 1 user)

NURS 3 (Haug) Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management (EBSCO; 1 user)


OCEAN 10 (Wright) Introduction to Oceanography (OER)


PHIL 2 (Emenaker) Mutual Aid (OER); On Liberty (OER); The Communist Manifesto (OER); Leviathan (OER)


PHYS 2A/2B (Kramer) College Physics (OER)

PHYS 4A (Kramer) University Physics volume 1 (OER)

PHYS 4B (Kramer) University Physics volume 2 (OER)

PHYS 4C (Kramer) University Physics volume 3 (OER)

Political Science

POLSC 2 (Emenaker) Mutual Aid (OER); On Liberty (OER); The Communist Manifesto (OER); Leviathan (OER)

POLSC 10 (Meriwether) American Government 2e (OER)


PSYCH 1 (Butler) Exploring Psychology 11e (ProQuest; 1 user)

PSYCH 1 (Kandus) Introduction to Psychology (OER)

PSYCH 1 (Mancus; Quiggle) Psychology 2e (OER)

PSYCH 11 (Frederick) Lifespan Development: A Psychological Perspective 2e (OER)

PSYCH 11 (Kandus) Lifespan Development: A Psychological Perspective 4e (OER)


SOC 1 (Maher) Hand to Mouth (EBSCO; 1 user)

SOC 5 (Pike-Virtiak) How to Be an Antiracist (ProQuest; 1 user); There, There (EBSCO; 1 user)

SOC 10 (Pike-Virtiak) All about Love (EBSCO; 1 user)

SOC 17 (Maher) Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies (OER)

SOC 33 (Maher) Last Dance (ProQuest; 1 user)