It is extremely difficult to come up with $300-$500 a semester for textbooks every semester. Although I have borrowed money from family members for some semesters, that was not an option every semester. It is especially frustrating when teachers require that we purchase books that are $80-$100 for one reading assignment for once class, and then we never use it again.
If current editions are expensive, I must resort to older ones which often don't have the same organization or homework problems as the current edition.
Being late for assignments and not being able to pay in time for the books.
Sometimes I could simply not afford the textbooks and so I had to make do in the course without them.
I've been behind on schoolwork. I have had to work around my classmate's schedule in order to use her book. I've had to show up to class unprepared.
Prompt book adoptions allow the Villanova Bookstore to get better deals with wholesalers and give students more time to save for books and search for the most affordable options.
The adoption deadlines are:
Contact your subject librarian at Falvey for help identifying subscribed electronic resources or open-access resources to use in place of traditional course readings. You can visit the library to learn more about Villanova's Open Eductional Resources. The University of Minnesota's Open Textbook Library is also a great resource to search for open-access course materials.
Put copies of required and recommended course texts on physical reserve at the library so students can access them for free.
Make course materials available in electronic format through Blackboard.
Click here for reserves form.
Contact Trisha Kemp at the library for help with course reserves: 610‑519‑3899 or email@example.com.
This helps ensure that cheaper used textbooks will be available now and in the future.
For guidance, consult with the Villanova Bookstore staff.
The library is currently using the bookstore list to see what books in what editions are already available to students for free.
Use this search to see if any of your submitted books have been matched.