Books for Broncos

Help for students with accessing textbooks for their courses.

The Invisible Need Project works to assist students with accessing free or low cost options for course materials, including textbooks and other required course materials.  These efforts are focused on working closely with campus partners, including University Libraries, to promote currently available resources and encourage course instructors to adopt or create open access resources.

The Need

  • As of 2012, college textbook prices have increased 812% since 1978. The Consumer Price Index has increased 250% during this time.

  • The average student in the U.S. spends $1298 annually on textbooks.




Find your textbook on reserve at the University Libraries.

Textbook Reserves

Course Instructors

Learn about textbook alternatives to offer your students through University Libraries.

Textbook Alternatives


While Books for Broncos is not able to sustainably provide individual textbook scholarships to students, we are working systemically to bring solutions to instructors and students.

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