Status of ITS resources
Students can save money on textbooks thanks to K-State Libraries’ Textbook Affordability Program.
Textbooks at K-State Libraries
First, check the K-State Libraries collection using Search It to see if the book is available.
If it’s not, check to see if it’s on course reserves. Go to the desk at Library Help and tell the attendant the course number and the instructor’s name, e.g., “Do you have the textbook for ECON150 with Adam Smith?”
If it is on reserve, you can check it out and use it for a few hours in the library.
Scanners are available at all library locations.
More textbooks than ever
The Libraries can’t buy every textbook: New editions of textbooks are released regularly, so they are out-of-date in just a couple of years.
But the Libraries did receive a student-centered tuition enhancement grant through the K-State Student Governing Association in 2016 to increase the size of the reserves collection.
The Textbook Affordability Program purchased textbooks for courses with the highest number of:
Pell grant recipients
International student enrollments
First-year and transfer students
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Other ways to save
If the book isn’t in the collection or on course reserves, compare textbook prices at online retailers before buying. A few examples include Afford-A-Book or Big Words.
Finally, consider alternatives to buying the textbook:
Look into textbook rentals
See if you can get it through another library
Contact fellow students in your discipline to borrow or trade textbooks
Donate to support the Textbook Affordability Project
If you have new or gently used textbooks for the courses listed above, consider donating them to help other K-State students. Donations can be dropped off at Library Help on the second floor of Hale Library.
Questions about this program can be directed to the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship, 118 Hale Library or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1117 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
CALL › 785-532-3014
EMAIL › email@example.com
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