Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Alternative Textbook Search Request


Please complete the form below to initiate an open, free or reduced-cost textbook alternative search for your course.

An open textbook is a kind of open-education resource (OER). OERs are freely accessible, openly licensed teaching and learning materials. These materials typically reside in the public domain or have been released under a Creative Commons License. A free textbook may or may not be an OER; more often than not, these are copyrighted, and there may be access and distribution limits.

In addition to a search for high-quality OER and free textbooks, librarians will also check to see if your current textbook may be obtained less expensively in an e-book format via one of the library’s e-book vendors.

Expect a response within three weeks of your request.


Upload a copy of your textbook's table of contents. Word and PDF formats only. Limit upload size to 15MB)
Upload a copy of your current syllabus. Word and PDF formats only. Limit upload size to 15MB)
If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact the Library's Public Services Librarian, Christine Fullerton: