MTSU Launches Digital Textbook Pilot Program

Posted at 5:15 PM, Jul 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:38:53-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Some students already enrolled in the Fall semester at Middle Tennessee State University will be taking part in university's includED Program. The goal of the program is to eliminate text books and reduce costs.

The program will be offered to some freshman and sophmore courses in astronomy, physical science and university seminar.

Tuition costs for those courses will include digital textbooks.

"All they need is an internet connection. They will be able to log in to the university's website with their student ID and they can access those text books anywhere, either desktop computer, laptop, smart phone tablet, they'll be able to access that book at any time." said Jimmy Hart, spokesperson for MTSU.

Hart said students who wish to switch from ebooks to regular books can do so at an additional charge. If the pilot is successful the university plans on expanding the program to other courses. 

The digital text books can be purchased at the Philllips Bookstore on the first floor of the MTSU Student Union Building.