May 27, 2022

LSU Libraries and Student Government Partner to Implement Textbook Lending Program

From The Reveille:

LSU Student Government is partnering with LSU Libraries to implement a Textbook Lending Program at the University in which single copies of 15 textbooks will be available for students to check out and scan passages from.


Political science sophomore Miranda Campbell toured the libraries at Duke University and North Carolina State University in December with former SG president Stewart Lockett and Director of Development at LSU Libraries Virginia Archer. That’s where they found out that those universities had successful textbook lending programs. Campbell said NC State has every textbook for every course included in its program, whereas Duke’s program only includes textbooks for its top 100 enrolled classes.


Archer wrote in an email that, starting in the fall, the textbooks will be available for checkout for up to three hours through Access Services on the second floor of Middleton Library. Students will be able to use two scanners to convert portions of the books into PDFs. One scanner will be located at Access Services, and the other will be in room 141 of the library. Students can scan the books an unlimited number of times.

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See Also: Top Textbooks Program at Duke U. Libraries

See Also: North Carolina State University Libraries Textbook Lending Info

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