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Library Support for Swarthmore FLI Students

A selection of library resources for Swarthmore First Generation/Low Income students.

Textbooks not sold to libraries

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Library staff have continuously explored approaches to how we acquire course textbooks, to ensure that students have access, even in a hybrid, distance learning environment.  This work is complicated by textbook publishers who do not provide electronic purchasing options for libraries. Many existing course textbooks are simply unavailable to any library, anywhere, regardless of budget, in formats other than print. If your course requires you to have access to one of these publisher's ebooks you'll want to purchase or rent a copy for yourself. The big textbook publishers are Pearson Education, Scholastic, McGraw-Hill Education, Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, among others.  


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