Pressbooks is brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing Services. Pressbooks is simple book production software used by educational institutions around the world. You can use Pressbooks to publish textbooks, scholarly monographs, syllabi, fiction and non-fiction books, white papers, and more in multiple formats including EPUB and PDF.

Service Guidelines

  1. Use of the University of Minnesota’s Pressbooks is subject to the University’s rules on Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources, and the Pressbooks Terms of Service. All content placed on the service must comply with University of Minnesota policies and local, state, and federal laws and may be subject to removal if it is found in violation. Content is the sole responsibility of its author(s).
  2. University of Minnesota students and faculty usually own the copyrights to their authored works, and can share them through Pressbooks (see more detail in the University’s Copyright Policy). The University of Minnesota Regents may own the copyrights to work created by some UMN staff. For questions about ownership, or about using existing works, contact copyinfo@umn.edu. Pressbooks also provides a mechanism through which a blog author may license the content of their blog through a Creative Commons license. More information on Creative Commons licenses is available through the Pressbooks Guidelines for the University of Minnesota or through the Creative Commons website.
  3. Make an effort to maximize the accessibility of any content you create on Pressbooks. The OER Accessibility Toolkit at the University of British Columbia provides several excellent suggestions on how to achieve accessibility.
  4. The University Libraries reserves the right to change, at any time and at our sole discretion, the provisions of this service.

For more information, check out our Pressbooks Guidelines for the University of Minnesota, or contact University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing for assistance.