We support the technology and resources secured by our members through LOUIS by providing solutions and customizing services, negotiating lower prices, and providing professional development opportunities.

Choice. Affordability. Accessibility.

Through our Affordable Learning LOUISIana initiative, LOUIS partners libraries and faculty to save students money on education by reducing the costs of instructional materials through the use of Affordable Education Resources (AERs), Open Educational Resources (OERs), and other open access materials. This also ensures that students have equitable access to course materials on the first day of class.


Students have saved nearly $2 million with AER programs and more than $7 million with OER programs.  We estimate nearly 20,000 students have benefited from AER programs and 77,000 have benefited from OER programs in our state since 2012.

Current Projects

LOUIS supports affordability initiatives including curriculum driven acquisitions (CDA), analysis of bookstore lists, and adoption of open education resources through technology innovations, administrative support and professional development for librarians.

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Reports & Resources

Reports and presentations on the Affordable Learning LOUISiana project including reports to the Louisiana Board of Regents and local and national presentations.

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Training & Events

Information and archived events for Open Access and Open Education Weeks along with ongoing projects with the Open Textbook Network and other LOUIS sponsored events.

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Transform Your Course

Locate content and strategies to reduce student costs for textbooks.

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