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August 22, 2013

OU bookstore saves students $1.9M on textbooks

NORMAN — Amid rising college costs, the University of Oklahoma Bookstore announced that it has saved students more than $1.9 million on textbooks in the last year alone. Students have saved through Follett’s Rent-A-Text, Used, Buyback and Digital programs, which provide access to more convenient and affordable course materials.

In addition to driving student savings, the University of Oklahoma Bookstore is showcasing how its campus store provides even more value for students. The campus store is unveiling a new community impact report that demonstrates the benefits it offers to the OU community.

Follett’s analysis revealed that unlike online retailers, the University of Oklahoma Bookstore supports students and the community with jobs, scholarships and funding for student and community organizations. This includes:

· Creating 63 local jobs each year.

· Funding more than $10,000 in local scholarships for students in 2012.

· Donating more than $17,000 to the community and students in 2012.

· Reinvesting more than 2.7 million in the last three years to the local school community.

“We’re focused on providing students with more savings and more value,” said Tina Wieden, director of the University of Oklahoma Bookstore. “When students shop on campus or on efollett.com they save money and support our local community.”

This fall, the University of Oklahoma Bookstore is also focused on ensuring students know the campus store extends well beyond its four physical walls.

Students have the option of shopping online through efollett.com for an endless aisle of course materials, apparel, gifts and supplies.

University of Oklahoma Bookstore also can locate materials from Follett’s entire network of more than 930 campus stores and ship to the local store for free. 

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