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Students can rest assured that the university has their back when it comes to giving them plenty of textbook options to keep costs affordable. All spring textbook adoptions were in before the start of Spring classes, allowing the bookstore time to explore all versions available in requested titles, whether the textbook is offered used, digitally or as a rental.

The State of Texas added a provision to the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 to include stipulations on book assignments in July 2010. All professors are now required to have their textbooks chosen before classes begin in order to give the university bookstore ample time to explore all options for that title. This will give students a choice on whether or not required course materials fall within their budget before they sign up for a class.

With the cooperation and communication efforts between the bookstore, faculty and administration, the university was able to get all textbook adoptions in before Spring classes begin. Students are able to view textbook options for each course online before registering for the class.

�It�s all about giving students choices and more affordable options. Every day, students are looking for a cheaper option. With new, used, rental and digital options available in our bookstore, it allows students to have everything available in the textbook industry today,� said Felix Robinson, general manager for UH Bookstores.

Even though Spring offers about half of the courses that are available in the fall semester, percentages of titles available in alternative formats are still comparable. The numbers change daily but at the time of release, 45 percent of the courses offered in the spring had a rental title available. Also, 45 percent of the courses had a digital format option available.

For more information on the UH Bookstore, visit