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Get Copies of Current Class Books---Help, they are expensive

Updated on: May 28, 2010 @ 3:31:00 pm

Comment: Check with professors for which book they recommend in the class and get 2-3 copies of that, so that students can at least refer to them before buying these expensive books.

From the library: The number of courses taught each semester at UCF (in hundreds of programs, tracks and majors), the large number of changes in course-related reading as faculty change assignments, the expense of the books themselves and space for that collection, as well as dealing with large numbers of texts that would become outdated each semester: this would be an amazingly complex and very expensive undertaking. The resources are not currently available for a project like this.

Right now, the library subscribes to a package of e-books which contain a number of titles curently in use as textbooks in classes taught at UCF. The Springer e-book collection was purchased with Student Technology Fee funding. If your textbook is included, you also have the option of ordering a bound print copy of the book for $25. Springer book titles can be searched in the UCF Libraries catalog, and you can use the textbook online at no cost. There may be more textbook publisher initiatives in the future that will make textbooks more accessible and less expensive, and the library will certainly consider them.

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