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Boundless is now a CSU Affordable Learning Solutions prequalified course content provider. Committed to alleviating the financial burden and improving learning outcomes for students in higher education, Boundless offers high quality, openly licensed digital courseware, at the very affordable price point of only $29.99 per student per course. With this partnership, CSU students and faculty now have access to all the award-winning content, in over 20 subjects, that Boundless and its team of subject-matter experts have curated and created – and can be available within your university’s LMS! Click to Learn More


The Top Hat Marketplace is a platform that allows faculty and instructors to collaborate on interactive and peer-reviewed textbooks, question packs, homework resources and more. Educators can choose to adopt and customize existing resources, or create and distribute original content of their own using Top Hat's flexible authoring tool. Top Hat is pleased to partner with CSU to give students across all 23 campuses access to low-cost, high-quality, interactive educational content in the Top Hat Marketplace.

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OpenStax Tutor Beta gives college students the easy-to-use online courseware and learning tools they need to complete their course the first time around. And it’s all based on science. Available College Physics, Biology, and Introduction to Sociology 2e. Improve how your student learn with research-based technology at a low cost.

Requests for Desk-Evaluation-Review Copies

Publishers also provide you ways to request digital "desk copies" of their eTextbooks. Here are links to the websites for the major publishers for higher education:

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CSU Bookstores

CSU bookstores provide many services and textbook options for students and faculty to find the most affordable options including CSU Rent Digital options.