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Harvey Help: Textbooks for Students

A letter to all UH faculty:

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, many of our students have been deeply affected by hurricane Harvey.

Textbooks can be a heavy financial burden at the best of times and may prove to be an insurmountable obstacle to affected students returning to UH. In an effort to assist these students and lessen their financial burdens, UH Libraries encourages faculty to consider the following options:

  1. Submit a list of your assigned textbooks to the UH Libraries’ Course Reserves service. The Libraries will obtain as many textbooks and course materials as possible and place them on reserve at the service desks at either M.D. Anderson Library, the Jenkins Art & Architecture Library, or the Music Library or in Blackboard through ARES Course Reserves system.
  2. Please send your textbook title(s) and as much additional information (i.e., author/editor, publisher, edition, etc.) as possible to libreserves@uh.edu so that these materials can be made available to students. You may also send a copy of your course syllabus.
  3. Find electronic books and journal content through UH Libraries
  4. Supplement your curriculum with free, online textbooks from the Open Textbook Library or OpenStax that can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost and cover a wide variety of topics/subject areas. These open textbooks have been faculty-reviewed and are used at multiple higher education institutions. Learn more by visiting the Open Textbook Library or OpenStax.

Thank you for helping us help students at this difficult time!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nora Dethloff, Head of Research Materials Procurement at ndethloff@uh.edu


Lisa German
Dean of University Libraries
And Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair
University of Houston
4333 University Dr.
Houston TX 77204-2000

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