Learn more about how the Cal Poly Humboldt Library can help
support your research and learning needs.
Stay updated at Campus Ready.
This is your resource to navigate finding your text/material information early, using the information to your advantage. And most importantly, thoughtfully researching and comparing the following options: finding books/content online, using Library checkout, sharing textbooks/materials, researching content, renting textbooks for less, or buying textbooks for less.
Join the adventure here - review this LIBGuide while you work!
What is OER? Per the Creative Commons: "Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared."
What is AL$? Per the CSU: CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions enables faculty to choose and provide more affordable, quality educational content for their students. By reducing CSU student course material expenses, more students acquire the course materials they need to succeed and benefit from their CSU learning experience. Now CSU faculty and students have greater access to quality free and lower cost learning materials through a variety of AL$ programs and partnerships.
How can Faculty use Sustainable Learning? See the LIBGuide on that topic!
Material Access Options: Paths that students/faculty can follow to gain access to materials. Discussing these in class, adding them to syllabi, etc. can support students.
Library Reserves - per checkout period
Library Collection - eBooks
Rent - per semester, from a bookstore.
Class Book Swap - students purchase/rent, etc. (1) book and swap with students who access another book.
Share - with another, or group
Borrow - Local, Humboldt County Libraries, or hometown Library with digital access.
Scantron, Blue Books - free at the Cultural Centers or ROSE
Purchase - new, used, etc.