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Open Textbooks

Siyavula's quality, curriculum-aligned maths and science textbooks span Grades 4-12. Click on the titles below to read them online. Better than just free, our books are openly-licensed, so you can copy them, share them, or even modify and expand them. To find out about downloading them and how the licenses work, scroll to the bottom of this page.



Downloading our books

You can download our open textbooks in different formats to use them in the way that suits you. The files can be big, so we don't make them available from our mobi site (the one you're currently viewing). Visit the desktop version of the site to access the download files for all of our titles.

Our book licensing

Better than just free, these books are also openly-licensed! The same content, but different versions (branded or not) have different licenses, as explained:

CC-BY-ND (branded versions)

You are allowed and encouraged to freely copy these versions. You can photocopy, print and distribute them as often as you like. You can download them onto your mobile phone, iPad, PC or flash drive. You can burn them to CD, email them around or upload them to your website. The only restriction is that you cannot adapt or change these versions of the textbooks, their content or covers in any way as they contain the relevant Siyavula brands, the sponsorship logos and are endorsed by the Department of Basic Education. For more information, visit Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

Find out more here about the sponsorships and partnerships with others that made the production of each of the open textbooks possible.

CC-BY (unbranded versions)

These unbranded versions of the same content are available for you to share, adapt, transform, modify or build upon in any way, with the only requirement being to give appropriate credit to Siyavula. For more information, visit Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.