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  • A Guide to Establishing Textbook Rental Services | INPIRG
    their textbooks each year A recent survey by CALPIRG found that students at California universities spent an average of 898 on textbooks in the 2004 2005 school year Similarly the College Board found students at four year public institutions spent an average of 853 for textbooks and supplies that same year Taking supplies and course materials into consideration a student renting her textbooks could save at least 400 every year or a total of 1 600 2 000 depending on the length of her college career With tuition and textbooks costs on the rise universities need to explore ways to help maintain access to higher education by lowering students costs Textbook rental services provide a valuable and economical alternative to the high cost of purchasing textbooks This document is a twelve step guide for colleges and universities interested in lowering textbook costs for students by transitioning to a textbook rental service or exploring new innovative business models This guide is designed to help schools develop a viable model that will best fit each individual campus based on lessons drawn from existing rental services Twelve Steps to Renting Textbooks Create a Textbook Rental Service Advisory Committee Establish Textbook Rental Mission Establish Operating Guidelines Update Contracts Establish Faculty Textbook Adoption Guidelines Determine Rental Fees and Startup Costs Determine Storage Requirements Purchase and Build Textbook Inventory Develop Computer Tracking System Communication with Campus Determine Store Layout and Staffing Teach Students and Faculty How to Use Textbook Rental Service Continue to Explore New Solutions to the High Cost of Textbooks For those readers interested in transitioning to a rental system the Appendix provides a list of resources including contacts and materials currently used to operate existing rental services Released July 2005 Related issues Make Textbooks Affordable About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU

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  • Ripoff 101: 2nd Edition | INPIRG
    editions are costly and limit the availability of used textbooks The most widely purchased textbooks on college campuses have new editions published every three years on average New editions of the textbooks surveyed cost on average 45 percent more than used copies of the previous edition When issuing new editions most publishers raise the prices of their books Of the textbooks surveyed new textbook prices jumped 12 percent on average between the previous and current edition almost twice the rate of inflation between 2000 and 2003 6 8 percent Three fourths 76 percent of the faculty surveyed in our 2004 report said that they found new editions justified only half the time or less Bundling drives up textbook costs Half 50 percent of the textbooks in the survey were sold bundled or shrinkwrapped with additional instructional materials such as CD ROMs and workbooks When a bundled book is available for purchase unbundled without the addon materials the bundled book is on average 10 percent more expensive than its unbundled counterpart Some bundled textbooks are substantially more expensive For example a Thomson Learning chemistry textbook was 47 percent more expensive bundled 223 75 than when sold as a separate textbook 152 00 More than half of the bundled textbooks surveyed 55 percent were not available for students to purchase a la carte in which the textbook is available without the add on materials Two thirds 65 percent of the faculty surveyed in our 2004 report said that they used bundled items rarely or never Textbook publishers charge American students more than students overseas for the same textbooks The average textbook surveyed costs 20 percent more in the United States than it does in the United Kingdom Some textbooks were dramatically more expensive in the United States than in the United Kingdom For example Pearson s Calculus textbook selling for about 100 in the U S costs only 38 on the U K Amazon com website just one third the price Freeman s Chemical Principles textbook priced at 185 in the U S is available in the U K for only 88 half the price Some publishers display overseas prices on their websites For example Thomson Learning s website lists the prices charged to students in the U S U K Europe Africa and the Middle East According to this website for the books included in our survey Thomson Learning charges U S students 72 percent more on average than it does students in the U K Africa and Middle East Some books are priced even higher For example Thomson Learning charges U S students 108 for its Biology textbook but charges students in the U K Africa and Middle East only 51 for the same book Recommendations This report is a renewed call to the publishing industry to reform its practices Publishers should Produce and price textbooks to be as inexpensive as possible without sacrificing educational value Produce new textbook editions only when educationally necessary Offer faculty and students the option

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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    through college struggling to make ends meet and graduating with large debts The high cost of textbooks is yet another financial burden MASSPIRG conducted a survey of 287 professors from a variety of disciplines at Massachusetts colleges and universities over the fall semester of 2006 to get their views on textbook industry practices that drive up prices February 2007 More 08 01 2005 Report Limited Knowledge The future of academic research is in peril University budgets are decreasing while the cost of academic journals is skyrocketing As a result universities are unable to purchase vital journal subscriptions that help boost the quality and success of new academic research Fortunately new and innovative solutions are growing in popularity and have the potential to change the future of academic communication September 2005 More Pages first previous 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable

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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    this report we provide safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for young children and provide examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards More 12 05 2011 Report Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization Millions are being wasted due to antiquated voter registration systems and procedures U S PIRG Education Fund s survey of 100 counties showed that over 33 467 910 00 of public money was spent on simple registration implementation and error correction issues in 2008 The Fund finds that a more streamlined and automatic system linking existing databases with the state voter rolls could free up significant resources at the local level More Pages first previous 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want

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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    relicensing of existing aging nuclear power plants and on the licensing of new nuclear reactors This report also calls for the elimination of federal loan guarantees and other subsidies for nuclear power plants More 12 05 2011 Report The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers Without health care reform the United States is projected to spend over 40 trillion on health care in the next decade Experts estimate that thirty percent of that spending up to 12 trillion dollars will be wasted on ineffective care pointless red tape and counterproductive treatments that can actually harm patients More Pages first previous 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six

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    Commission The FTC says Facebook deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public Read the FTC s full statement here More 11 07 2011 Blog Post Recycling in the Villas I hope you all had a great week Here s what INPIRG was up to this weekend More Pages first previous 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion tour to promote affordable alternatives to outrageously expensive textbooks Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates Take Action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up

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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    2011 Blog Post Welcome Back to INPIRG INPIRG s plans for Fall 2011 More Pages first previous 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion tour to promote affordable alternatives to outrageously expensive textbooks Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates Take Action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan Jobs for Graduating Seniors Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country consider a job with U S PIRG Join our team of interns and volunteers get

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    before I give the rundown on the campaign check out the NYT s Guide to Finding Cheap Textbooks More 11 23 2010 Report Trouble In Toyland The 25th Annual Survey of Toy Safety The 2010 Trouble in Toyland report is the 25th annual Public Interest Research Group PIRG survey of toy safety In this report U S PIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards More Pages first previous 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion tour to promote affordable alternatives to outrageously expensive textbooks Tell Congress Don

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