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High Cost of Textbooks: How the Library Can Help

TextbooksPhoto credit:   High pile of hardcover books by Alberto G.

Textbook prices rose 82% from 2002-2012. A 2013 survey by the Public Interest Research Group shows that 65% of students decided not to purchase a text when the price was too high. This article reports on three projects by EMU Library faculty and staff that explore ways we can help address the problem.