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Affordable Learning Solutions & Open Educational Resources

Information about the Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) program and other Open Educational Resources (OERs)


Low Cost & Zero Cost Courses

Zero Cost Course Materials (ZCCM) and Low Cost Course Materials (LCCM) Catalog Icons

Click on the "Zero cost and low cost courses" menu item to find out how to locate these courses at Cal State East Bay.

Access FREE Textbooks & Course Materials

Other Low Cost Resources

  • University Bookstore and Textbooks: Search the Pioneer bookstore for textbooks, and look for "rent digital" options for some courses.

  • ASI Services - Explore ASI Services pages on Alternative Learning Solutions, Discounts, Free & Discounted Software for students, Local Business Discount Program, etc.

  • Compare Reviews for Textbook Rental Companies: A Consumer Affairs website with reviews and links to online textbook rental options.

  • DealOz: This service compares prices across all online bookstores: Alibris, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. It lists rent, buy used, and buy new options.