Wednesday, September 5, 2007

USU investigates renting textbooks

Utah State University's bookstore has found an interesting way to save college students a little moolah.

Beating the high cost of school books (Daily Herald, September 5 2007)

Basically the school rents the book to students instead of selling it to them. A $130 biology textbook can be rented for the semester for just 30 bucks. Not bad.

The service is in its second year of a three year trial. Mentioned in the article is UVSC's Ron Hammond who has essentially given up on assigning texts and instead uses journals found in the library and articles from the internet.

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