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 by 4% 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 books 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. 

When you support the Library, you help shape the future of Oklahoma State University. By contributing during Giv Orange, you help make OSU's future a brighter orange!

Students Helping Students Challenge - $3K
Students - Want to unlock $3K in emergency funding for students in need? The first 175 students to make a gift will help unlock an anonymous donor's $3,000 for the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
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50 States in 1,890 Minutes Challenge
Let's turn the map ORANGE! We are trying to get a gift from each of the 50 states. Help OSU turn the map orange by making a gift today!
Social Media Challenge - What's Your Orange Passion? - $500
What does your orange passion mean to you? Leave a comment on the OSU Foundation's Facebook posts explaining why you love OSU and mention your favorite orange passion for a chance of it winning an extra $500. #GiveOrange
Win an Edmon Low Bell Tower Tour!
Each donor who gives $1,000 to the Library will be entered for a chance to go up to the Bell Tower in Edmon Low and have their photo taken. Every additional $1,000 counts as an extra entry.
Social Media Challenge - Why Do You #GiveOrange? - $600
Share why you #GiveOrange using the hashtag and get entered for a chance to win up to $600 to your favorite cause at OSU. (3 winners of $200 each)
77 Oklahoma Counties Challenge
We are trying to get a gift from each of the 77 Oklahoma Counties. Help OSU turn the whole state orange by making a gift today!
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