Reducing Textbook Costs with CarmenBooks

Through a partnership with Unizin, significant savings have been negotiated with many major textbook publishers–up to 80% off retail price. Digital textbooks are delivered directly in CarmenCanvas in a tab called CarmenBooks, allowing access to every student at the beginning of the semester.

How It Works

Learning Experience

Students who delay textbook purchases start the semester at a disadvantage. By making texts available on or before the first day of class, students are positioned for success from day one.

Inclusive Access

All students in a course using CarmenBooks have access to their digital learning materials on or before the first day of class through CarmenCanvas. Students pay for course materials through a fee, noted during course registration.

Savings

Publisher materials provided through CarmenBooks are made available to students at a negotiated rate. Through CarmenBooks, the average textbook is around $35, which is 77% less than the average GE textbook price at Ohio State.

For Instructors

If you are interested in participating in CarmenBooks for a future semester, please contact carmenbooks@osu.edu.

For Students

Already registered in a course using CarmenBooks? Learn more about your options and compare prices at affordablelearning.osu.edu/carmenbooks.