If you’re a college professor interested in offering Ayn Rand’s works to your students, the Ayn Rand Institute can help. We have free sets of books available for any purpose provided they are distributed for free to students. Professors have used them as required or supplemental classroom reading, as recommended reading for select students, as gifts for event attendees and as awards in scholastic competitions.
Ayn Rand is one of the most hotly debated thinkers of our era. More than thirty years after her death, her ideas continue to influence today’s key intellectual debates. Rand’s works challenge us to rethink our views on fundamental issues and never fail to stimulate intense discussion among college students. By offering these works for professors to give to their students, we at the Ayn Rand Institute hope to encourage greater awareness and understanding of Rand’s thought-provoking perspective.
This free, downloadable teacher’s guide, published by Penguin and written by an Ayn Rand Institute expert, provides helpful learning strategies along with guides to the novel’s plot, characters and themes.
Would you like an Ayn Rand Institute speaker to visit your college or university for a guest lecture, panel discussion, debate or other activity? We can even connect by videoconference for smaller events and classroom visits.
Are you teaching Atlas Shrugged this year? Why not encourage your students to enter the Ayn Rand Institute’s Atlas Shrugged essay contest, with a chance to win the $10,000 first prize.
This video lecture course is an introduction to The Fountainhead that includes background material on Rand and the era in which she wrote, an overview of the story, an analysis of the principal characters, and detailed discussion of the main themes and sub-themes.
The copyright holder has made it easy to photocopy or reproduce electronically Ayn Rand’s nonfiction essays for classroom use. One-time, no-charge permissions are granted for the course duration.
Professors and gradudate students should consider the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship, a nonprofit organization that supports scholars interested in Ayn Rand and Objectivism.
Here is a sampling of the titles available while supplies last. Please see the request form for the complete list of titles. If you are interested in a book not listed, we will try to accommodate your request.
Of course! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to discuss this with you. We can even put you in touch with a scholar experienced in teaching Rand’s ideas to discuss incorporating her works in your class. In addition, we can arrange for an expert to visit your classroom by videoconference if you would be interested.
Please contact us at email@example.com and we would be happy to recommend specific resources. We maintain a collection of sample syllabi, and can point you to related books, online talks at ARI’s YouTube channel, and relevant courses at ARI Campus. We may even be able to help you develop specific resources for your classroom, such as question sets.
Requests are evaluated and filled on a rolling basis, and typically take 3 – 4 weeks for delivery. We may follow up with you for more information after receiving your request.