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Options for reducing overall textbook costs from the Earlham College Libraries.
Textbook prices have skyrocketed in recent decades.
Individual textbooks can cost between $200-$400. Students are struggling with these costs. One study found 65% of students had skipped buying a required textbook due to cost. Students also enroll in fewer credits due to high textbook costs, potentially interfering with their ability to graduate on time.
Fortunately there are ways to reduce the costs of course materials. Earlham Libraries can help in the following ways: