Q. Does my course qualify for AIM if the library has a print copy of the text?
The no- and low-cost designators are largely intended to indicate free and open online access to materials, but there are a few scenarios where print resources at the library may meet the no-cost criteria. Consider whether or not all students need to check out the material at the same time, since the library would need to have enough copies on hand to meet that need in order for the book to be considered no-cost to students. If the book will simply be referred to occasionally, or if only a small portion is required, then one or two copies on reserve at the library will suffice. Please contact your liaison librarian to determine whether access to materials through the library – whether print or electronic – will work for your class.