March 3, 2024

Open and Affordable Textbooks

The impact of COVID-19 demonstrated the importance of having consistent, online access to course materials. As faculty select course materials for the Spring semester, please consider searching the VIVA Faculty Textbook Portal to identify no-cost, online alternatives to print textbooks.  The Portal contains over 200,000 titles from the Virtual Library of Virginia’s (VIVA’s) shared library collections, open access textbooks, and e-books available to UMW at no-cost.  For more information, please contact Paul Boger, the Scholarly Communications Librarian at