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Increase in textbook prices

NC Live OER grants



NC LIVE is now accepting grant applications from faculty and instructors who are committed to adopting an open textbook for their course(s) in place of a commercial textbook. 

These grants are for $1,000.  

The grant application process is rolling, so faculty can apply whenever they want and aren't required to start teaching at any particular semester (just indicate on the application which semesters the course(s) will be taught).

The criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Eligibility. The instructor must be employed at an NC LIVE member institution (full list at
  • Savings. The cost savings to students must be significant.
  • Readiness. The instructor must be ready to adopt an open textbook.

Ready to apply? Complete and submit the grant application here.

FAQ - Tough Questions for Librarians

What can we do to help students with the high cost of attending college?

Faculty can choose to use textbooks through the Open Textbook Library.  

How does student achievement compare when using open textbooks and print textbooks?

These results are from 13 peer reviewed studies.

Links to open textbooks sights and slideshow from OENC

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