Perlego, the online subscription service for educational books, has partnered with digital-first university Arden to provide all its students with free online textbooks and additional reading materials.
Students will be able to use Perlego.com, tablet and mobile apps to read any of the 500,000 titles across over 900 subjects available from 3,000 publishers including Bloomsbury, Elsevier and Wiley with no additional cost to them. Their books will also be in the library.
Arden University offers access to degrees, masters and MBA programmes in both online and flexible blended learning, with nearly 80% of its students working full or part-time alongside their studies.
Gauthier Van Malderen, c.e.o. at Perlego, said: “For Perlego to become the textbook provider for Arden University made sense from the start. The team at Arden believe everyone, everywhere should be able to study and we share this belief. We’re delighted to ensure Arden’s students can access all the material they need and wish them the best of luck in their online studies.”
Jude Wilson, director of Library Services at Arden University, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Perlego. At Arden University we are specialists in online and blended learning provision and our goal is to make education more accessible. In the library our aim is to provide 100% of the reading our students will need to be successful in their learning. We were excited to find an e-book partner who appreciates the wider reading element is just as important as the core and that user access restrictions have no place in higher education. This is a big step forward for us and is just one of the ways we are supporting our students to succeed.”