A Tale of Two Textbook Programs: Seeking a Sustainable Model for Textbook Access in Academic Libraries
Academic libraries have long wrestled with how to address the common question, “Does the library have my textbook?” With textbook affordability conversations accelerating across campuses, many academic libraries have become actively engaged in exploring ways to help students and faculty manage the challenge of rising textbook prices. The following case study details how two branch campus libraries at the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses initially approached textbook course reserves when they started in 1990, and the arc of changes that both applied in the search for a sustainable textbook program.
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Anderson, Serin and Parker, Suzane, "A Tale of Two Textbook Programs: Seeking a Sustainable Model for Textbook Access in Academic Libraries" (2018). Library Publications and Presentations. 45.