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eTextbooks Save Students Money

Atkins Library has started a pilot project to identify, purchase and make available unlimited online access to course adopted titles or supplemental readings for the spring 2014 semester. Many publishers do not sell individual titles in this way, but Atkins found and purchased over 50 eBooks for this spring’s classes: Please consult with your professor before using.

“We took the lead in buying e-book packages, and in the fall, we notified students of 30 e-books being used as textbooks in our collection using Twitter and other methods to drive traffic to these e-texts,” explained Stanley Wilder, UNC Charlotte’s University librarian. “It was very successful, so for this spring semester, we doubled the number. I received an email from a history student who said all the assigned readings for her course are available online – that represents no textbook costs for that student – a significant savings.”