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Textbook Alternatives

Inclusive Access through the University Bookstore

What is Inclusive Access?
A course materials delivery system which provides students with the latest online educational technologies. Materials are chosen by faculty at prices below the cost of traditional books. Inclusive access turns each class roster into a buying group, with the purchasing power to demand better pricing in exchange for enrollment volume. Students get automatic access to course material when they are enrolled in the course.

For more information about Inclusive Access at Bloomsburg University, contact the University Bookstore Manager, Laura Heger at

Low-cost Texts Search

Some new entrants to the textbook market offer students the choice of very inexpensive e-texts or low cost print versions of the same. These publishers' low cost models mean that they don't send publisher's reps to your office, so you need to investigate via publisher web sites.

This searches the sites listed on this page.

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Low-cost Textbook Publishers

The following textbook publishers employ business models that aim to keep costs low and give students a choice of options. Some texts by alternative publishers have won awards--see box at the left for award winners.

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