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University of Utah Library Guides

How to Choose a Textbook and Negotiate its Price

Use this guide to get tips on negotiating the price University of Utah students pay for an assigned commercial textbook.

Information on Pricing

You've got a textbook in mind for your course. Do you know how much it will cost for your students to get access? The average textbook price a student at the University of Utah pays for an individual course is $90.

If the textbook you've selected falls above this average, try negotiating the price down with the textbook publisher. This guide spells out a number of tips used by U of U librarians and professors to negotiate licenses. 

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