Library Textbook Affordability Program: Reducing the cost of textbooks for students
Dual strategy: Open textbooks and Library e-books
The library will work with teaching faculty to reduce students' textbook costs and increase their academic engagement through two concurrent strategies:
- Assist departmental faculty as they adopt or adapt open textbooks as the basis for their syllabi
- Identify required texts that either the library already owns as e-books or can purchase as e-books that students may use in addition to, or instead of, a print copy that they purchase. (Traditional textbooks are not normally available for the library to purchase as e-books)
Benefits to students include a reduction in the cost of attending college and increased opportunities for engagement and academic success.
Helping with textbook affordability is a Library goal. George Fox librarians look forward to working with faculty colleagues to provide high quality educational resources to students while saving them money.
More about open textbooks:
Hilton, J. (2016). Open educational resources and college textbook choices: a review of research on efficacy and perceptions. Educational Technology Research and Development, 1-18.
Bringing down the high cost of textbooks
June 26, 2016