Libraries

 

Textbooks are expensive; they always have been. Unless you or someone you love is currently a college student, you may not realize how rapidly textbook prices have risen. Textbook costs have increased 864% since 1978. Today, the average annual textbook bill for an undergraduate student at OSU is $1,140

 

Textbook pricing is a barrier to success and a source of stress for students. Each semester, students jump through hoops trying to secure the course materials they need. They research prices, cost compare from multiple vendors, share with classmates, and check on rental options, Today, most students attend the couple weeks of class, meet their professor, and check the syllabus before they decide if they really need to buy a required text. 

 

The OSU Library's Textbook Checkout Program is one way the university makes higher education more affordable for everyone. Each semester the OSU Library purchases one copy of every required textbook that costs $100 or more for any class with an enrollment of 100 or more students. These book are available for two-hour checkout to maximize the number of students who can benefit

 

The program costs about $20,000 a year to maintain. Supporting this program through Give Orange has the potential to impact every student at OSU!

 

 

 

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Happy Hour Challenge - Day One
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-8pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 Academic Success 0
2 Allied Arts 0
3 America's Healthiest Campus 0
4 Athletics 0
5 Campus Beautification 0
6 Caring for Our Students 0
7 CEAT 0
8 Center for Health Sciences 0
9 College of Arts and Sciences 0
10 College of Education and Human Sciences 0
11 College of Veterinary Medicine 0
12 Counseling Services 0
13 Cowboy Marching Band 0
14 Cowboy Strong Emergency Fund 0
15 Diversity and Inclusion 0
16 Doel Reed Center in Taos 0
17 Ferguson College of Agriculture 0
18 Food Insecurity 0
19 For Greater Bands - Tau Beta Sigma 0
20 Global Student Experience 0
21 Global Studies & Partnerships 0
22 Graduate College 0
23 Greenwood School of Music 0
24 Homecoming 0
25 Honors College 0
26 Keeping Campus Safe 0
27 KOSU Radio 0
28 Leadership 0
29 Libraries 0
30 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
31 Museum of Art 0
32 OSU Institute of Technology 0
33 OSU Oklahoma City 0
34 OSU Tulsa 0
35 OSUTeach 0
36 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 0
37 Polo Club 0
38 Scholarships 0
39 Spears Business 0
40 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 0
41 Women for OSU 0
42 Zimbabwe Leadership Study Abroad - PLC 0
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Happy Hour Challenge - Day Two
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-6pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 Academic Success 0
2 Allied Arts 0
3 America's Healthiest Campus 0
4 Athletics 0
5 Campus Beautification 0
6 Caring for Our Students 0
7 CEAT 0
8 Center for Health Sciences 0
9 College of Arts and Sciences 0
10 College of Education and Human Sciences 0
11 College of Veterinary Medicine 0
12 Counseling Services 0
13 Cowboy Marching Band 0
14 Cowboy Strong Emergency Fund 0
15 Diversity and Inclusion 0
16 Doel Reed Center in Taos 0
17 Ferguson College of Agriculture 0
18 Food Insecurity 0
19 For Greater Bands - Tau Beta Sigma 0
20 Global Student Experience 0
21 Global Studies & Partnerships 0
22 Graduate College 0
23 Greenwood School of Music 0
24 Homecoming 0
25 Honors College 0
26 Keeping Campus Safe 0
27 KOSU Radio 0
28 Leadership 0
29 Libraries 0
30 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
31 Museum of Art 0
32 OSU Institute of Technology 0
33 OSU Oklahoma City 0
34 OSU Tulsa 0
35 OSUTeach 0
36 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 0
37 Polo Club 0
38 Scholarships 0
39 Spears Business 0
40 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 0
41 Women for OSU 0
42 Zimbabwe Leadership Study Abroad - PLC 0
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