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Open Access, Digital Commons, Open Textbooks, Textbook Affordability: Textbook Affordability Program

GFU Library Textbook Affordability Program

The George Fox Library Textbook Affordability Program launched in 2017.

The library will work with teaching faculty to reduce students' textbook costs and increase their academic engagement through two concurrent strategies:

  1. Assist departmental faculty as they adopt or adapt open textbooks as the basis for their syllabi
  2. 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.

Contact your librarian subject liaison with questions regarding library e-books, and Robin Ashford (rashford@georgefox.edu) with questions and further information about open textbooks.

Library Ebooks - Student Savings

Coming Soon: A blog post about student savings from faculty use of George Fox library ebooks and open textbooks. The total student savings from library ebooks has recently been calculated and comes to just under $200K from the past academic year.

The combined total of student savings from open textbooks and library ebooks for the 2016/17 academic year exceeded $300K!

Student Voice Video

E-Learning Librarian

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Robin Ashford
Contact:
rashford@georgefox.edu
503-554-6136