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Textbook Share Program

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The library offers textbooks for general education courses. Help us buy more to serve our students!

About our Project

Boreham Library is here to make our students’ lives easier in every way we can. One of our projects to help reduce students’ education costs is our Textbook Share Program. For several years, through this initiative, we’ve provided copies of textbooks required by general education courses. 

Our Textbook Share Program has been in high demand: in the past fiscal year, the total circulation of our reserve items, including textbooks, has collectively saved UAFS students over $5,000

Textbook prices have seen dramatic increases in recent years, with the cost of an average textbook ranging from $80-$150 or more. We’ve heard from students and faculty that students often can’t buy all their textbooks because of juggling escalating textbook costs and providing for other needs. Having access to textbooks helps students keep up and succeed in their courses. 

Through this project, we want to expand our Textbook Share Program beyond the general education courses we’re currently buying textbooks, promoting student success at every level. This mission can be made possible through gifts to UAFS from generous friends and donors. 

How will funds be used? 

All funds will be used to enhance our existing Textbook Share Program for the 2022-2023 academic year. To maximize the effectiveness of raised funds, library faculty will analyze text costs and enrollment trends to identify high need areas that would most benefit from an expansion in the Textbook Share Program. Once purchased, the books will be processed per normal library procedure and made available for students to check out. 

Why should people feel good about this? 

By contributing to Boreham Library’s Textbook Share Program, donors are helping UAFS students access textbooks for their courses and relieve a source of financial stress. Students who are waiting on their books to be delivered, forgot their books but need them right away, or want to catch up on readings and assignments between classes will also benefit. 

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