Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions... OA is compatible with copyright, peer review, revenue (even profit), print, preservation, prestige, quality, career-advancement, indexing, and other features and supportive services associated with conventional scholarly literature. — Peter Suber
The Leddy Library recommends using the UnPaywall browser extension and the Open Access Button service to determine if a particular work has an Open Access version available.
The Leddy Library supports Open Access by helping authors and researchers navigate their open access publishing options. The Leddy Library also supports the use and creation of OER (open educational resources) material.