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Affordable Resources and OER for Faculty

This guide will help faculty see a general list of OER

Affordable Resources

The library strives to provide faculty and students with access to affordable resources. 

If there is a particular program, service, or resource that you wish to have for your classroom, considering reaching out to the library. 

While we cannot guarantee we can get access to these items, we can find ways to provide more affordable products to the best of our ability. 

For affordability assistance, please email the library or contact us at 860.932.4007


Also consider utilizing Open Educational Resources in your classroom. 

Get free resources like: 

Previous Examples of Affordability Programs

Early Childhood Education Program

  • Subscription to Videatives, 360+ streaming videos mapping educational and child development theory to practice

  • Subscription to Teaching Channel, providing video classroom observations when pandemic closures prevented ECE students from entering on-ground easrly learning, day-care, and pre-school centers

English Courses

  • English faculty donated anthologies to library; library set up semester-long loan service for students -- zero textbook costs for students

Human Services Programs

  • Subscription to Social Work Reference Center, providing learning modules, test-prep, and professional development.

Curated ebooks and articles

  • Working one-one-one with faculty, developing curated sets of permanent links to library-subscribed or library-purchased ebooks and articles

Course Textbooks

  • Course Reserves provide in-library use of physical textbooks

  • Controlled Digital Lending provides one-student-at-a-time access to digital scans of textbook segments


  • Library-purchased, faculty-curated documentaries, purchased for permanent access through Films on Demand

Feature Films

  • Library-subscribed, faculty-curated feature film streaming collection using the Swank platform