January 23, 2022

New Program: U. of Maryland Libraries Allows Students to Borrow Textbooks For Two Hours at a Time

The new program lets student borrow textbooks from a collection of textbooks used in the Top 50 courses on the College Park campus. It was introduced in a post on the UMD Libraries web site today.

The post includes this on target statement:

We know the high cost of textbooks is a point of concern for UMD students, and we’re trying to do our part to help. In fact, we’re already working on a list for next semester.

We’re also working with student leaders to encourage faculty to identify and use resources that are free and openly available on the Web.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.