Book Lending Program Information for Students

How Does the Book Lending Program Work?

Eligible First-generation college students may apply to receive free textbooks during the first month of the fall (September) and spring (January) terms of the academic school year. The BLP is an automated process that requires you to answer a series of questions to determine your eligibility.

You have options! There are many ways that you may complete this process.

  1. Self-pace: You can click on “Apply for BLP” to start NOW, which takes five minutes. You may watch this video to see the step-by-step process.
  2. Attend a Workshop: Click the Events tab to find a facilitated workshop that will give you the step-by-step process.

What you should do to prepare for the automated Book Lending Process

  • Look up all your books soon after you register for classes
  • The bookstore website will start posting books online as soon as professors make them available
  • Contact your professor directly if your books are not posted after a few weeks
  • When searching for inexpensive books online, it is easier when using the ISBN number,  which gives you the exact book that you need
  • For rental books, you must use a credit card to put the book on hold with the campus bookstore

What to do if challenges arise during the BLP Process

If you are unable to locate your books on the library website, you will need to search other sources such as the University Bookstore, Amazon, Better World Books, Chegg, etc. Dropping or adding classes – At any time in the first month of the semester you may log into the Armacost library website to request a textbook