Open Text Library

This library provides links to some open educational resources created by educators in the state of Idaho.  Unless otherwise stated, all texts are provided under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Using the Open Text Library

All texts in this library are licensed under a Creative Commons license.  Please check individual texts for variations on the license.

Teacher-Created Textbooks

TextbookTeacher Authors / RemixersAvailable Formats *
Print-Ready Textbooks in a Variety of Subject Areas Various

** Start Here **

Google Drive 

U.S. History Lyn M. Story, Deborah A. Tierney, Roman Vasquez Google Drive
Biology Thomas Leachman, Karlin, Cyrinia Lockart, Kristin Delp iPad PDF Web
Chemistry Amy Chase, Rachel Evans iPad PDF Web
Earth and Space Science Roberta Matousek, Connie Boyer, Eric Holscher, Charles Smith, Stephanie Lower iPad PDF Web
Life Science Soona Schmidt, Sue Kirking, Kelly Norwood, David Kronemann iPad PDF Web
Life Science Glossary   iPad PDF Web
Physical Science Mike Renzelman, Abagale Pottenger, Mandolyn W. Garcia-Ruiz, Collin Roholt iPad PDF Web

* Note: Web formats may not currently be available.

General Resources

Grade Level Texts

Subject Area Texts

Arts / Humanities

English / Language Arts



Social Studies

Sharing your Texts

To share your own texts through our Open Text Library, simply share your Google Drive folder so that "Anyone with the link" can view the folder's contents, and send your link to Dr. Royce Kimmons at

Printing Texts

If you would like options for printing classroom sets of any texts in this library, please contact Dr. Royce Kimmons at

Creative Commons License Documents

Open the document below that matches the Creative Commons License you would like to license your work under. Once open, click "File" then "Make a Copy". After the copy is made, move it to your PLC folder.