Alternative Textbook (Alt-Text) Program

Professor speaks to his class in language lab, CAS
Professor Scott Hartley, wearing protective glasses, talks with students in the lab, CAS

Are you unable to identify a suitable Open Educational Resource for your course? The Alt-Text Program may be appropriate for you.

In this program, faculty work with library staff to develop a reading list comprised of resources pulled from Miami University Libraries’ purchased electronic collections (eBooks, electronic articles), legal online resources, and reading selections made in compliance with U.S. copyright law.

Faculty members selected for this program receive a one-time amount for working successfully with Carla Myers (Scholarly Communications Coordinator) as well as their Subject Liaison Librarian to identify educational resources that students can access for free (through the Library) that can serve as a substitute for a textbook.

The amount of funding (ranging from $25-50) will depend on the number of students impacted and/or the complexity of securing the identified resources.

Applications for this program are available on a Canvas site. Contact Amy Bergerson, Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education, at, for access to the site. For general information about this program or if you are interested in participating in the pilot program, please contact Carla Myers, Scholarly Communications Coordinator, at or 513-529-3935.