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The East Carolina Coalition for Affordable Textbooks


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Welcome to our web site. Here you will find valuable information on the efforts of The East Carolina Coalition for Affordable Textbooks. This collaborative group brings together the students, parents, faculty, and administration of ECU, working together to find ways to reduce the overall cost of textbooks for students.

This is an ongoing project, and we welcome your ideas.




FOR  FACULTY:


Please remind your students to save their receipts for textbooks! This is critical for book returns!

Textbook Requisitioning is ONLY done ONLINE.  Early deadlines are set each semester due to mandates by the UNC-GA and the HEOA, Higher Education Opportunity Act. Watch for e-mails announcing these deadlines, and please make every effort to submit your textbook requisitions on time.

Textbook requistioning is available via the Dowdy Student Store Logon Site  Paper adoption forms are NO LONGER sent to academic departments.


If you have any last-minute adoptions, please contact Barbara Ward, 328-6731, or toll-free, 1-877-499-TEXT.


TEXTBOOK RENTALS

Students can now RENT their textbooks at ECU Dowdy Student Stores. Renting a textbook usually costs 60%-80% less than purchasing the book. Rental books are on the shelves along side the USED and new textbooks in our Wright Building and Brody Building stores, as well as through our online ordering.

DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS

To find out if your course textbook is available in digital format (eTextbook), go to the ECU Dowdy Student Stores web site and click on the CourseSmart and Cengage links. These are ECU partner vendors that work with many of our textbook publishers to make these lower-cost textbook alternatives available to students. Please use the link from the Dowdy Student Stores web site so that ECU will get credit for the sale.  ALSO, when talking with students about digital format textbooks, be sure to point out that they have no resale value, and that duplicating materials from a digital textbook is an illegal copyright infringement.

 

COURSE PACKS

If you have any questions about Course Pack production, please call Shirley Johnson at Dowdy Student Stores, 328-6731, or email her at Johnsonsh@ecu.edu. Information is available on the Student Store web site.


If you run into any problems concerning any class materials, please don't hesitate to contact the Dowdy Student Stores for assistance.




FOR STUDENTS:



Save receipts for textbooks! This is critical for book returns!

A Discount coupon is available at the beginning of each semester from the Student Store website.

If you are interested in using a digital format textbook, you can link to CourseSmart or Cengage from the ECU Dowdy Student Stores web site. Click on CourseSmart or Cengage and search for your book title. Be sure to look for the correct edition!  Please realize that digital textbooks have no resale value at book buyback. Also know that duplicating/sharing materials from digital textbooks is an illegal copyright infringement.


TEXTBOOK RENTALS

Students can now RENT their textbooks at ECU Dowdy Student Stores. Renting a textbook usually costs 60%-80% less than purchasing the book. Rental books are on the shelves along side the USED and new textbooks in our Wright Building and Brody Building stores, as well as through our online ordering.

 

BOOK BUYBACK

The ECU Dowdy Student Stores offers a 
Book Buyback program where you can sell your textbooks to be sold next semester or on the used book program for other colleges and universities.

If your textbook is part of the Dowdy Student Store In-Store RENTAL Program, remember to return your book at the end of the rental program. 




SUGGESTION FORM:

Please use the form below to share any practical ideas or suggestions with the Committee. We welcome input from the ECU community as well as other colleges and universities!