If you are looking for a great way to contribute to student success, consider supporting the library’s textbook collection. The cost of textbooks ranges from $15.00 to $150.00 per book. The library is dedicated to acquiring textbooks to give students an alternative opportunity to purchasing expensive textbooks. They are the least affordable by the most students, even those not eligible for financial aid. Between 1986 and 2004, the price of textbooks nearly tripled, rising an average of 6 percent a year while inflation rose 3 percent, according to a 2005 report by the Government Accountability Office. Textbooks were checked out 14,426 times this academic year.