Library Resources and You
Routledge, in partnership with Library Journal, conducted two surveys to measure concern about course material costs and whether faculty work with campus libraries to incorporate digital resources in their classrooms.
Academic Faculty: Textbook & Course Materials Affordability Survey Report was conducted with 199 faculty respondents and the Textbook Affordability Survey Report was conducted with 238 academic librarians.
As affordability for students has become a major concern, Routledge believes that digital resources such as eBooks and digital platforms can help keep costs low for students.
How Libraries Can Aid Your Teaching
87% of faculty respondents rank affordability as a major concern for students.
Our librarian respondents estimate that, on average, about six out of ten students who use library resources for assigned reading do so to save money on textbooks.
The top reasons cited for faculty incorporating digital resources into their coursework are affordability (70%), 24/7 access (62%), and remote access (52%).
Our collection allows professors to connect with a variety of library resources including Taylor and Francis eBooks, Routledge Handbooks Online, and a wide array of databases in the sciences and humanities.