Faculty Portal

The Faculty Portal provides a simple search interface for faculty to identify content the library can purchase that can be provided free-of-charge to students in place of costly textbooks. This is the first-of-its-kind interface and we're adding newly-available titles each week.

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SkillsCommons is a free and open online library that contains free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.  The Open Educational Resources (OER) are produced by community colleges across the nation and can be found, reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by individuals, institutions, and industry.


LOUIS OER Commons is a platform for discovery, collaboration, curation, and authoring of open education resources.  Visit now to discover, collaborate, curate, design, and remix resources.  Check out our information page to learn all about LOUIS OER Commons and to get downloadable resources you can use to promote OER on your campus.

Open Textbook Network

The Open Textbook Network (OTN) promotes access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks.

OTN workshops help introduce faculty to the use of open textbooks in their courses and build administrative and staff support for open textbook adoption.

LOUIS can help facilitate an OTN workshop on your campus!.

Books at JSTOR

With over 32,000 titles, Books at JSTOR provides unlimited access to eBooks published through 2015 from renowned scholarly publishers. Learn more at https://about.jstor.org/whats-in-jstor/books.

Download the title list at http://louislibraries.org/jstor-titles.

LOUIS libraries have access to the entire collection through June 30, 2020.


Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 80 different sources and contains 331,461 records.  OASIS is being developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library.

Project Muse

With over 6400 titles, Project Muse provides unlimited access to eBooks published by renowned scholarly publishers from 2015 through June 2019.

Download the title list at http://louislibraries.org/muse-titles.

LOUIS libraries have access to the entire collection through June 30, 2020.



MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. You can search peer reviewed open educational resources (OER), create Course ePortfolios, Bookmark Collections, and Learning Exercises, and build your own learning materials with their Content Builder.