Affordable Learning Georgia

Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) is a University System of Georgia (USG) initiative to support student success by promoting affordable textbook alternatives; a one-stop service to help USG faculty and staff identify lower-cost, electronic, free, and Open Educational Resources, building on the cost-effective subscription resources provided by GALILEO and the USG libraries; and a California State University-MERLOT partner benefit service.


MERLOT is a free resource designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT has one of the largest collections of open textbooks with thousands of free open textbooks in the collection.

Some advantages of the MERLOT
textbook collection include:

  • Largest known collection of thousands of free open textbooks.
  • Some of the textbooks have MERLOT Peer Reviews.
  • MERLOT Members may add comments that users can read.
  • Learning Exercises can be added to the description of the textbook.
  • Textbooks can be added to your personal collection.
  • Textbooks are searchable by subject.

Organizations Providing
Free Open Textbooks