Golden Eagle Textbook Initiative

News item published on: 2017-08-08 11:33:00

University Libraries at Southern Miss will roll out the Golden Eagle Textbook Initiative (GETI) at Cook Library for the start of the fall semester. GETI allows students to check out general education curriculum textbooks for up to three hours at a time.

The purpose of GETI is to allow students to have a back-up plan while securing financial aid or additional funding to purchase their textbooks. This initiative is not intended to take the place of students purchasing textbooks.

“The price of textbooks have been on the rise for many years. My hope is that GETI will be a way for students to stay on top of their coursework while navigating the financial responsibilities of higher education,” says Sarah Mangrum, Access Services Librarian.

Students can visit the circulation desk in Cook Library to find their textbook.   For more information on this initiative, contact Sarah Mangrum, Cook Library Access Services Librarian, at 601.266.4251 or or Jennifer Culley, Acquisitions Librarian, at 601.266.6209 or .

This initiative was made possible by University Libraries and a grant from the Southern Miss Fund.