Q. Does my course qualify for AIM if my text is available as an eBook through the library?
If your required text is available as a free-to-students eBook through the library, as long as you do not require students to purchase the printed text in your class, your course can qualify for the $0 cost designation. Students may assume they must purchase the printed text if you mark a library-provided textbook as required. Consider listing the text as optional with the campus bookstore and messaging students about their choices before the term begins.
If you are interested in the eBooks the library has to offer, please consult with your liaison librarian. The library can check as to whether or not an eBook’s licensing allows for the type of unlimited concurrent use for students that required course materials would need.