Libraries Announce Access to Open Publishing Platform Pressbooks

screen capture of pressbooks landing page for UT Libraries

The University of Texas Libraries announces access to now offers access to Pressbooks for the creation of open educational resources (OER).

Pressbooks is an open textbook creation platform allowing authors to write and publish open access books. Work can then be exported into several formats — including PDF, MOBI, and EPUB — and shared.

"Pressbooks allows UT faculty and staff to build and publish OER textbooks that are user friendly and easily adaptable,” says Tocker Open Education Librarian Heather Walter. “With Pressbooks, authors can enrich their books with videos, sound clips, and even interactive activities, all within the resource's interface." 

All books published through Pressbooks must carry a creative commons license, and cannot be offered for purchase.

If you are interested in getting access to the Pressbooks, or have questions about the resource, please contact Heather Walter at