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“These 32 projects will save students close to $1.6 million in the course of the year.”
Lily's Story
Undergraduate Experience Librarian
University Libraries
Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Lily's Story

In 2016, Rutgers University President Robert Barchi asked the libraries to pilot the university’s Open and Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Project to address soaring textbook costs and to introduce more affordable materials into the classroom. Thanks to higher than expected faculty interest in the low-cost or no-cost textbook solutions, the libraries quickly expanded the pilot program to 32 grants, impacting courses across the university in fields ranging from psychiatry, sociology, and public affairs to English, business and physics.

The projected savings of $1,597,444 over the next year will be shared by more than 8,400 students enrolled in courses at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University–Camden, Rutgers University–Newark, and Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Excerpted from Rutgers Today

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