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Fall classes are guaranteed to be unusual. Some courses will be online only; some courses will use a hybrid format. To ensure equal access for all students, you will need to use online textbooks and reading materials.

When thinking about textbooks for your students, consider open textbooks. These Open Educational Resources (OER) provide reviewed, edited textbooks that are free to students and have broad reuse licenses that allow you to adapt them as needed. Sheridan Libraries provides an Open Educational Resources guide that includes the the Mason OER Metafinder, a tool to help you locate open textbooks. The open licenses used by open textbooks allow you to adapt, rewrite, and incorporate text and information for your particular instructional needs. Freedoms not necessarily afforded by traditionally published textbooks. 

Library resources, including ebooks, journals, streaming video, online newspapers, and other digital resources are, as always, available for you to use in your classes. The Sheridan Libraries Reserve Services will help identify digital options for your course readings and provide alternative options if necessary. Please submit your Fall 2020 lists or syllabi to by August 3, 2020. Please visit the Ereserves & Library Reserves page for the latest information.