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Cline Library Textbook Affordability Challenge

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on January 18, at 12:00 PM MST
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Cline Library Textbook Affordability Challenge

Your gift buys textbooks for students


The affordability of higher education is a recognized barrier for many potential and current Lumberjack students. One component of that affordability is required course materials, and textbook prices have increased by 190% since 2006, which exceeds other educational expenses. 56% of current students are first-generation and/or Pell eligible, making support for textbook affordability even more essential. Your gift can help supply students with textbooks without an additional expense.



The Cline Library textbook affordability challenge project is designed to increase access to required course textbooks for students. Your gift can support the library’s acquisition of electronic textbooks that support multiple students across disciplines. This cost-effective approach supports many students with the latest technology and content.


Three students in Cline Library looking at books


Help purchase textbooks for Cline Library to support NAU student success


Students have a lot to worry about this year. Accessing their textbooks shouldn’t be one of them. Studies show that access to required course materials increases student engagement and overall course grade. Help the Cline Library textbook affordability challenge project purchase multiple-license electronic textbooks for our students. One purchase will support multiple students across a variety of disciplines. A book that might cost an individual $100 could cost the library $1,000, but once the multiple-license is purchased, the electronic textbook could support every student in a class—in some cases upwards of 1,000 students. Providing this type of collective access to essential course materials can be life-changing for many students challenged by funding their course materials.


Students and quotes about textbook costs


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Communication Studies Textbook

$75 pays for a 1-user license for a communication studies textbook.


Social and BehavioralTextbook

$150 for a 3-user license for a textbook used in multiple courses in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.


Nursing Textbook

$300 pays for unlimited user license for a nursing textbook


Criminal Justice Textbook

$1,000 covers the unlimited user license for a criminal justice textbook.

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