Mark Johnson Lansing State Journal Published 6:00 AM EDT Aug 19, 2019 EAST LANSING — Michigan State University Libraries don’t want to see students drop out of classes because they can’t afford the textbooks. And so, in the last year alone, the library has purchased nearly $20,000 worth of textbooks for more than 20 different MSU courses, ranging from math and chemistry to human nutrition. Multiple copies of those textbooks will be on reserve at the MSU Main Library and the William C. Gast Business Library. Some of the textbooks cost hundreds of dollars new. Checking them out from the library is free, though students won’t be able to take them home. “We are really excited about not just saving students money, but also ensuring they have access to the textbooks they need to succeed in their courses at MSU,” said Heidi Schroeder, MSU Libraries accessibility coordinator, in an email. The 2019-20 school year marks the second year of the program. Interested students can scan the list of textbooks available for checkout during the semester and check the textbooks out at either the main library or the business library, using them in the building for a typical checkout time of two hours, she said. They started in the… Read full this story
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