In a move to improve textbook affordability for students, Bowdoin has partnered with Chegg, The Student Hub, to replace the campus bookstore with an online version powered by Chegg.
Beginning in fall 2015, Bowdoin students, using a customized Chegg website, will be able to rent or purchase textbooks at generally lower prices than the College’s Textbook Center could typically provide.
“Chegg has made a business out of putting students first, and we were honored to learn that Bowdoin chose Chegg as their official textbook partner,” said Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig.
Books ordered by students from Chegg will be shipped to the campus mail center, and a special pick-up site will be set up at Smith Union at the beginning of each semester.
Bowdoin’s partnership with Chegg offers:
- Textbooks — new, used, rental and e-book versions — at prices significantly lower than standard bookstore prices
- Free three-day shipping on most orders; expedited shipping also available
- Free seven-day e-book access for many titles — allowing students the ability to begin reading as soon as the order is placed
- Free shipping on rental returns
- 24/7 purchasing availability with customer support by phone, Twitter and chat
- Payment options including credit and debit cards, and PayPal
While the College will be transforming the former Textbook Center in Coles Tower into new space for Information Technology and repurposing previous IT space for student residence space, the Bowdoin Store in Smith Union will continue to sell art kits, art supplies, lab notebooks, course packets, and other peripheral items.
The leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to make higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG.