UA Cossatot is the first college in Arkansas to provide the option to rent course-required textbooks for a maximum fee of $30 each per semester, directly from the college. As part of this program, many instructors are using free open educational resources (OER) to teach, eliminating the need for a textbook.
Students should check the syllabus for each course to determine if a textbook is required, and visit the Educational Resource Center (ERC) to rent textbooks.
If renting books, students will be asked to sign a rental agreement form for rentals and a purchase agreement form for courses requiring supplemental software. Students may opt out of the program and purchase or rent their textbooks elsewhere after notifying the ERC.
Please read your rental agreement for complete details.
To find out if your class requires a textbook, please visit the ERC website for a complete list.
Please direct any questions about the Textbook Program to the Director of Educational Resources at the ERC, Relinda Ruth.