Earlier this fall, a joint faculty committee from Texas A&M University Libraries and the Texas A&M Department of Biology took a fresh look at possible textbook options for introductory biology courses, resulting in a switch this summer to a free open-source solution, OpenStax, that is expected to save students more than $600,000 per year.

Texas A&M Students Set to Save $600,000 Per Year With Switch to Free Open-Source Biology Text

Nov 30, 2017
"The Libraries very much appreciates that textbook decisions are faculty decisions, but we are trying to be a catalyst for change by providing resources and information about open texts so that faculty can make informed decisions. The opportunity savings for students are significant, and the advantages of open texts for faculty are substantial as well."
Dr. David H. Carlson, Dean, Texas A&M University Libraries