Textbook affordability initiatives available for UH West Oʻahu students

Photo of a student handling a book

Jess Manapul displays a book available currently through the Course Reserves Collection. Books from classes with high enrollments will be available through the Lending Library.

The Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu (ASUHWO) reminds students about a couple of initiatives to assist with textbook affordability.

The James & Abigail Campbell Library has a Course Reserve collection at the Circulation Desk, where instructors can place their textbooks on hold for students. Funding from ASUHWO and a Title III grant enabled the purchases of textbooks for certain high-enrolled courses. Those textbooks are also in the Course Reserve collection, to allow for maximum student usage. Don’t see your textbook listed?  Email your instructor and ask if they’d consider placing the item  in the collection.

The list of items currently on Course Reserve is updated as changes are made. Check the list to see what textbooks will be available for you to use while in the Library.

“Textbook Cost: $0” (TXT0) is the designation for a class that does not require students to purchase any course materials out of  pocket. Course materials include textbooks, bundled access codes,  supplemental readings, homework or testing modules, etc. If a class is TXT0, you will not need to pay anything out-of-pocket to complete it, except for the cost of tuition.

If you have any questions or concerns, email asuhwo@hawaii.edu.

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