MERLOT (Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is an online repository and international consortium of higher education institutions, industry partners, professional organizations and individuals who work together to provide users of OER (Open Educational Resource) teaching and learning materials.

The library holds more that 40,000 curated and rated items,  The MERLOT Collection consists of tens of thousands of discipline-specific learning materials, learning exercises, and  Content Builder webpages , together with associated comments, and bookmark collections, all intended to enhance the teaching experience of using a learning material.

MERLOT communities and members are devoted to identifying, peer reviewing, organizing and making available to higher education faculty and students, existing OER in a range of academic disciplines.


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Advance MERLOT Search


search MERLOT materials BY DISCIPLINE

It is possible to search for FREE and OPEN textbooks by entering the ISBN of a current publisher textbook




To contribute to the MERLOT collection, you have to be a member of the MERLOT community. Membership is free and open for faculty at CSUF. Once you become a member, MERLOT will welcome your submissions. 


Interested in Joining Merlot? 


MERLOT on your Tablet or Phone

You can download the free mobile apps available at the online stores. 


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How to add  free eTextbooks you are using or that you created into MERLOT

Are you using free eTextbooks in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free eTextbooks? MERLOT  invites you to catalog the resources that you are using or have created into its collection. 

Follow these two simple stepst:

  1. Become a member of MERLOT, it is free.   
  2. Fill out the online form to   Contribute a Material.

Review this   step-by-step instructions for contributing materialsPDF File  into MERLOT


MERLOT on your Tablet or Phone

You can download MERLOT's free mobile app for Android and iOs devices 

MERLOT SEARCH for Android devices  at Google Play

MERLOT SEARCH for iOS devices at iTunes Store