CarmenBooks for Instructors

CarmenBooks is an Inclusive Access program that offers digital copies of selected textbooks for a fraction of the cost of a new, physical copy, as well as discounted access to publisher homework systems.

With CarmenBooks, students can:

  • Save up to 80% off retail price for your course materials
  • Access publisher homework systems you already use, at a significant discount
  • Access digital course materials through CarmenCanvas
  • Retain access to digital course materials while students at Ohio State

As an instructor, providing a lower cost and easily accessible option for your course materials helps set students up for success from Day 1 of the semester.

How to Get Involved

For more information or to get started with CarmenBooks, contact Be sure to include your course name and current textbook information (title, edition, publisher, etc.) A member of the Affordable Learning Exchange team will work with you to see if CarmenBooks is the right fit for your course.

Faculty Showcase - Jennie Babcock (CarmenBooks)

At the 2018 Faculty Showcase, teaching staff and students shared their experiences with academic technology at Ohio State. Check out Undergraduate Studies Director Jennie Babcock, who has been piloting CarmenBooks. This new initiative allows her and other instructors to use digital copies of textbooks and offer a major cost savings to students. What could be better? How about knowing that those digital textbooks are available directly within Carmen, providing easy and timely access for students!