Offer access to free online textbooks

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Every semester students spend hundreds of dollars on textbooks that are only used for one semester. These books are heavy, expensive, and difficult to sell for a good price once the semester is finished because new editions are published almost annually. Offering online textbooks will help keep these penniless college students out of debt (at least a little bit) and will increase accessibility so that students are more encouraged to read them. Online textbooks also save paper, which will eventually reduce the number of trees cut down and help the environment. The funds spent on online textbooks will reduce the need to spend on hardcopies and could potentially save money for the University of Texas at Austin as a whole.

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