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The new online platform officially opened in August and allows students to access the online bookstore through HomerConnect or the campus store’s website.

IC uses a virtual textbook service in lieu of an on-campus store

By Syd Pierre, Staff Writer September 28, 2020
The Ithaca College Campus Store has stopped selling textbooks on campus and is utilizing a virtual textbook service.
Because students are able to order many different products online through services like Amazon, package deliveries to Ithaca College have soared over the years, causing clutter in the mail rooms.

Ithaca College mail services overwhelmed with package increases

By Luke Harbur, Multimedia Editor December 6, 2016
On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, hundreds of delivery packages lined the Phillips Hall Post Office, where workers struggled to keep up with the haul.
Ithaca College students find other means to acquire textbooks

Ithaca College students find other means to acquire textbooks

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer February 3, 2016
With the rising prices of textbooks, students at Ithaca College and nationally are turning to alternative sources to purchase their books, such as renting websites like Chegg and the rental program at the college’s Bookstore.
Editorial: Professors should provide students with cheaper textbook options

Editorial: Professors should provide students with cheaper textbook options

October 8, 2014
A 2013 study done by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that college textbook prices rose 82 percent from 2002–12.
Students resort to illegal means for acquiring expensive textbooks

Students resort to illegal means for acquiring expensive textbooks

By Max Denning, Contributing Writer October 1, 2014
It can take a student only a few seconds to find a free, albeit illegal, online version of a textbook. By simpling searching a textbook’s name followed by “PDF” or “torrent,” any student can often easily find a free downloadable version of a textbook that would have cost him or her hundreds of dollars.
Freshman Bradford Allen browses the stacks at Buffalo Street Books. Buffalo Street Books is a local co-op that offers a program called “First Class,” where students can order their books for classes instead of using the college’s store.

Ithaca College faculty opt for Buffalo Street Books over college store

By Charlotte Robertson, Contributing Writer September 17, 2014
Ithaca College professors have been asking students to buy their books through Buffalo Street Book's "First Class" program over the college's Bookstore.

Public safety continues to investigate thefts

By Sabrina Knight, Assistant News Editor February 11, 2013
The Ithaca College Office of Public Safety is investigating 12 reports of textbook thefts in the past three weeks.

Video: Snap Judgment – Textbook cost & course selection at Ithaca College

By Sierra CouncilTiffany Ruff September 19, 2012
Ithaca College is raising faculty awareness to a law that requires course textbooks to be listed when classes are listed. Do textbook costs affect your decision to take a class?
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