SB 1359: Highlighting Zero Textbook Cost in the Class Schedule

The Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) program is one of the Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives to improve teaching, learning, and accessibility for all learners at California Higher Education institutions. Courses designated as Zero Textbook Cost eliminate conventional textbook costs by using alternative instructional materials and methodologies, including open educational resources.

How can students identify Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) courses?

Courses that are participating in ZTC program will be identified in the course catalog and/or Self-Service with this logo:


Where will students access the digital OER materials?

There are many websites that host OER materials. Your instructor will include information on the syllabus, in Canvas, or the bookstore (via Self-Service).

Which classes have ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost)?

Check our course catalog and Self-Service for sections and more courses using zero cost materials.