BibliU is running a pilot program with the Occidental College library (Los Angeles) to provide digital textbook reserves to an initial cohort of its students as the transition to online learning becomes more prevalent. We are excited to give students the opportunity to thrive in their field with equitable, easily accessible, digital resources wherever they are, whenever they’re studying.
We’re delighted to be working with Occidental College to deliver online digital content to their students for the upcoming Fall semester. Due to the uncertainty with COVID-19, it was clear that physical textbook reserves weren’t an option for the coming year. Even for Universities planning to have in-person fall semesters, there is a recommended 3-day quarantine period between student use of physical materials. Occidental wanted to solve this problem so that the students who rely on library reserves for textbook access were not losing out on an essential part of their learning, so BibliU stepped in to facilitate the transition to electronic textbook reserves. BibliU is the only platform providing this service, and we’re incredibly proud to be giving access to these digital resources to Occidental College students.
BibliU offers millions of titles from over 2000 publishers, large and small. We prioritize flexibility and tailor our product to fit the requirements of every one of our partners. Most importantly, we care deeply about equity and inclusion in higher education. Through our digital reserves initiative, we are committed to helping students retain access to the textbooks they need to succeed in their studies.
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