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OpenTexts @ FGCU

Use this application to create open textbooks

What is Pressbooks?

OpenTexts @FGCU, is a user-friendly publishing platform used to create, adapt, and publish e-books including, textbooks, webbooks, and print-ready-PDFs.  The University Library is providing the Pressbooks platform to allow content creators to make their learning materials more accessible and visible. Use Pressbooks' interactive tools to transform your curricula into a learner-centered environment.

Key Features

  • Easy to use online book writing software provided by the FGCU Library. 

  • Free for current FGCU students, faculty and staff.

  • Lets you create online and downloadable (PDF, ePub, etc) books

  • Write your book in Pressbooks, or easily import content from Word

  • Several people can work on the same book, with different roles and permissions

  • Easily apply an open license to your book and chapter

Getting started  

Visit OpenTexts @FGCU and Click the Register for an Account.  Since we have a limited number of accounts, your request will be reviewed and approved by a librarian. You will be notified when your account is activated.

User Training

  • Pressbooks hosts monthly Getting started webinars for new users. Interested in individual training? Schedule a librarian consultation, email

Resources for Authors