In an effort to support the University Administration’s affordability initiatives, The University of New Mexico’s Main Campus Bookstore has lowered its margin on textbooks for Fall 2017. This means almost all of the UNM Bookstore’s titles are selling below the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price or MSRP set by the publishers.
“Students asked if the UNM Bookstores could lower out textbook prices, and we listened,” said Retail & Marketing Manager Lisa Walden.
Used prices have also dropped. The UNM Bookstore rents as many titles as possible to students including 53 percent of all current titles. The UNM Bookstore also offer eBooks on many titles. With the start of the fall semester days away, 41 percent of UNM Bookstore titles are available digitally.
Additionally, the UNM Bookstore offers its Inclusive Access program, where all students get access to digital course materials on the first day of class through UNM Blackboard, which means everyone has the right thing from the get-go and instructors can start teaching immediately. If students stay in the class and don’t opt out, they’re billed at a specially negotiated low price, directly to their Bursar accounts.
“We will be presenting a workshop for faculty about Inclusive Access through a partnership with the Center for Teaching Excellence on October 3,” said Walden. “If you’re interested, look for information coming your way in the next few weeks.”
For general questions, please contact Tony D’Urso, Course Materials division manager, at 277-1165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.