Instructors, librarians, administrators, and even students can search thousands public books created on the Pressbooks Authoring & Editing Platform. The Directory includes public domain literature, CC BY open textbooks, and a vast variety of open educational resources (OER) published all along the license spectrum. More resources are added every day as Pressbooks users continue to do the good work of open education. 

The Pressbooks Directory works by collating public books created on PressbooksEDU networks and allowing users to search the metadata written by the authors of the books. Search by natural language and/or use faceted search to filter books by subject, license, network, language, publisher, word count, number of H5P activities, and more. Depending on the license chosen by the author of the text, users of the Directory can download books, and if they’re using the Pressbooks Authoring & Editing Platform, clone content and adapt it for any classroom.

Cite this entry: "Pressbooks.Directory," in Open Access resources, December 3, 2020,