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Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks: UW Libraries Pressbooks

Adopting and Creating Open Educational Resources (OER)

UW Libraries Pressbooks is an authoring platform that allows UW faculty, staff and students to create and publish Open Educational Resources.


Key Features:

  • Easy to use online book writing software provided by the UW Libraries. 

  • Free for current UW students, faculty and staff.

  • Lets you create online and downloadable (PDF, ePub, etc) books

  • Write your book in Pressbooks, or easily import content from Word

  • Several people can work on the same book, with different roles and permissions

  • Easily apply an open license to your book and chapter


Create an account and get started:

Pressbooks User Training

Resources for Pressbooks Authors

Pressbooks Directory

Open Education Librarian

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Lauren Ray
Odegaard Undergraduate Library