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Welcome to Affordable Learning Solutions @ CSUB

CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions enables faculty to choose and provide more affordable, quality educational content for their students.

By reducing CSU student course material expenses, more students acquire the course materials they need to succeed and benefit from their CSU learning experience.

Now, CSU faculty and students have greater access to quality free and low-cost learning materials through a variety of ALS programs and partnerships.


CHOICE: Enables the discovery of course content, including commercial publisher content, library resources, and a wide array of open educational resources (OER).

AFFORDABILITY: Technology and partnerships that reduce the cost of learning materials for students and the CSU.

ACCESSIBILITY: Every student is entitled to a high quality education with access to all learning materials.

More Affordable Textbooks

Are you currently using eBooks, course packets or non-traditional textbooks that are saving your students money?

If you are, or if you would like to learn how to save CSUB students money, please contact us for more information. Stipends are available to CSUB faculty who select more affordable textbooks.

Contact Sandra Bozarth


Affordable Learning Solutions Link


CSU's Rent Digital program offers students savings of 60 percent or more off the cost of new print textbooks through the option to rent e-textbooks. Over 45,000 e-textbook choices available for rent through Runner Bookstore. Learn more on the CSU Rent Digital Program.

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