To address challenges that learners, course creators, librarians and academics involved with OER and
MOOCs are facing when looking for scholarly materials, Athabasca University Library has initiated the
development of the Open Library at AU. This open library is a full library website that provides easy access
to open and free resources. Tools and information literacy tutorials are also included to enable learners,
researchers, and others to find, evaluate, and use the information they need for their open learning course
or research. Many of the challenges that those involved in open learning face are addressed by the open
library and the potential impact it can have on open learning and knowledge sharing is tremendous.