CarmenBooks for Students

CarmenBooks is an Inclusive Access program that offers digital copies of selected textbooks for a fraction of the cost of a new, physical copy. If you register for a course using CarmenBooks, you will see this discounted textbook cost reflected as a course fee.

With CarmenBooks, you can:

  • Save up to 80% off retail price for your course materials
  • Access digital course materials through Carmen before your class begins
  • Retain access to your digital course materials for as long as you are a student at Ohio State

You can preview the participating courses and discounted rates for materials by semester:

Summer 2019          Spring 2019


If you register for a course that uses CarmenBooks, you will be given the option to opt out of the program. However, if you do so, you will be responsible for obtaining your textbook and other course materials on your own. You must express your interest to opt out of CarmenBooks before the the end of the 100% refund period for your session. To check the date for your session, visit After that date, no refunds will be available.

Questions about CarmenBooks can be directed to