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San Bernardino Community College District

SBCCD Launches BookSaver to Reduce Textbook Costs


This fall 2024, students at Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College will benefit from a new textbook rental program called BookSaver, designed to cut costs and simplify their academic experience.

Here’s How It Works:

📘 Rent & Save: Students can rent their required textbooks and course materials for just $20 per class unit, potentially saving up to $300 each semester. The rental fee is added directly to their student account.

📍 Easy Pick Up: After course registration and payment of BookSaver, students can pick up their materials at the Campus Bookstore and return them at the end of the semester.

Automatic Enrollment: Students are automatically enrolled in the program upon class registration but can opt-out if they prefer.

Why It Matters:

💰 Financial Relief: BookSaver aims to save students up to $300 each semester on textbooks, easing financial pressures on families.

🧠 Enhanced Learning: The program includes digital tools like e-book highlighting, flashcards, and note-sharing to support academic success.

👨‍🎓👩‍🎓 Inclusive Access: Available to all students—full-time, part-time, new, or returning—BookSaver ensures everyone has access to essential resources.

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