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Open Educational Resources: Finding Zero Textbook Cost Courses

Finding Zero Textbook Cost Courses in CUNYfirst

Did you know that you can find courses in the course catalog that don’t require you to buy textbooks? These “Z” courses are specifically listed to help you find affordable classes. Here's how to find them.

  1. In CUNY Global Class Search (the course catalog), select "Lehman College" and the desired term, such as "Fall 2023"
  2. As a Course Attribute, select "Zero Textbook Cost," like this:
    Course attribute: Zero textbook cost (dropdown menu)
  3. Choose at least one other thing to search, such as Subject or Course Career (Undergraduate or Graduate).

That's it! 

Please note:

  • Some classes may actually be Zero Textbook Cost but might not appear in the CUNY Global Class Search as such. 
  • "Z" classes will still have required readings, but these will likely be available through Blackboard, library eReserves, or another source.
  • Courses may have other associated costs, such as learning platforms, calculators, or other tools needed for the course.