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CLM : Commerce Law & Management Prescribed Recommended and Open Textbooks: Home

This is a one stop gateway to CLM Prescribed, Recommended and Open Textbooks as well as Electronic Books

COVERAGE : This libguide provides title lists of Prescribed and Recommended books for all CLM schools with links to the e-Wits catalogue of the full book record and status as well as links to the online availability of books. Additional links are provided under CLM Open Textbooks tab to assist students and academics on how and where to access Open Text books. Book lists may not be available for all the courses offered at Wits Business Schools and Wits School of Governance.

About Prescribed and Recommended Books



Prescribed Books are the textbooks which the course co-ordinator (academic staff) list as essential reading and students are advised to purchase a copy of the  prescribed textbook. 


Strongly/Highly Recommended Books are books that students can often refer to. A few copies may be available in the bookshop/s and libraries. While it is desirable for students to consult these books often, it is understood that they will not necessarily buy them.


Recommended Books are textbooks that are not compulsory but are extra reading materials should you wish to gain a more comprehensive background for your course.


Please Note : Most prescribed books are available in the library for a restricted borrowing period of one day (overnight) or three days. The titles listed in this guide correspond to the official 2021 Wits book list. Use the course code for each school to locate the details and availability of prescribed/recommended books.



About Open Textbooks

                               Free for Students & Flexible for Faculty

Free for Students Flexible for Faculty


Open textbooks are a type of open educational resource (OER). They are funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by academics from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. Open textbooks can be downloaded at no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.

As part of the broader open educational resources movement, open textbooks increasingly are seen as a solution to challenges with traditionally published textbooks, such as access and affordability concerns.


Bookboon is a global eBook publisher that covers a large range of over 1000 eBooks in seven languages, available for download from their website.


BCCampus offers open textbooks licensed under the open copyright license. Textbooks are made available online to be freely used by students, academics, and members of the public.
Open Textbook library is a project of the University of Minnesota, and a collection of open textbooks which feature reviews written by academics.
Khan Academy Open Educational Resources