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FSU Libraries announce new Text Book Fund as focus of the 2016 Great Give Campaign

April 2016 

FSU Libraries’ are proud to announce our new Text Book Fund as the centerpiece of the 2016 Great Give campaign. According to the FSU Bookstore, nearly 1 in 5 students have skipped or deferred a class because of course material costs and over one-third of students go without required textbooks. Your gift to the FSU Libraries Text Book Fund can help!

FSU’s Great Give is a 36-hour online giving campaign in support of academic programs, scholarships and student activities at Florida State University. Florida State supporters can make gifts from 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 14 until the campaign ends at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 15. New this year, all FSU’s Great Give featured projects will be highlighted on FSU’s crowdfunding site, SparkFSU.

Students are sometimes faced with the decision between purchasing a text book, paying rent, or buying groceries. Many students are asked to spend upwards of $500 on text books for a single semester. Some students combat this by sharing out-of-date text books or going without books all together. This fund aims to alleviate some of that burden for the universities’ most financially needy students by supporting their academic endeavors.

The Text Book Fund is targeted to students who have demonstrated a financial need through one of several FSU programs. The library will purchase text books to be borrowed by the student throughout the semester at no cost to them.  Students who are already receiving financial aid or are on scholarship may still be eligible for this fund.

As an essential part of a preeminent university, FSU Libraries are committed to ensuring all students have the tools they need to succeed. Your gift to the Text Book Fund can help these students and benefit the entire university. All gifts, no matter the size, make a real difference!

To make a gift to the Text Book Fund please visit

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