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About Free The Textbooks

FreeTheTextbooks is a nonprofit movement to make textbooks affordable for 21 million college students.

With your help, we will

  • raise awareness of the problem.
  • promote an advocacy campaign and petition to bring pressure on university administrations, departments, and faculty to change their policies, so as to reduce the financial burden on students.
  • show students the best prices on purchases, rentals, and buy-backs.
  • promote the Open Source textbook movement, which makes digital textbooks free and printed ones dirt cheap.
  • provide offers from partners will provide students with funding for textbooks.


Partner Organizations

ClassWish is the only nonprofit that lets anybody contribute to fund any type of resource for any K-12 school or teacher in the country. We are now turning attention to the crisis of college textbook affordability, as well.