K-State Libraries’ Textbook Affordability Program is dedicated to helping students save money on textbooks by ensuring that the library has at least one copy of selected undergraduate course textbook(s). Textbooks are provided by donation or purchased with an SGA grant.

Saving money on textbooks can be as easy as 1, 2, 3

1. Check to see if the library has the book:

2. Compare prices of online retailers. Examples include:

3. Consider alternatives to buying the textbook:

  • Textbook Rentals
  • Access through another library
  • Contact fellow students in your discipline to borrow or trade textbooks

Qualifying courses

Courses that qualify for this program must have the highest number of:

  • Enrollments overall
  • Dropout rates
  • Grant recipients
  • International student enrollments
  • New entering students (first-year and transfers)

How to Donate

If you have any new or gently used copies of the textbooks for these courses consider donating them to help 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 cads@k-state.edu.