500,000 free books as Arden invests in e-books for students

Arden University has partnered with Perlego to provide students with free online textbooks and further reading in a major investment in the university’s online library resources.

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Arden students will have free access to Perlego, the world’s largest online subscription service for educational books, for their online textbooks and additional reading materials. 

The partnership allows all of Arden’s 12,000 students to access all the reading materials they should need to complete their learning. 

With so many students unable to attend lectures and access books in libraries and shops globally, Arden’s digital first approach means our students have been able to enjoy a seamless and uninterrupted digital learning experience as we entered lockdown. 

This latest partnership with Perlego takes this approach one step further by providing unlimited-access to textbooks and further digital reading material. 

Jude Wilson, Arden University’s director of library services, 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.”

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, and they will never be subject to late fees or waiting times.

With almost 80% of Arden students working full or part-time alongside their studies , this additional support solves the challenges of time, space and traditional inflexibility of traditional book buying and lending for students.

Gauthier Van Malderen, CEO 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.”

About Perlego

Perlego is an online library that gives students and independent learners unlimited access to over 500,000 professional and academic titles. Perlego's mission is to make educational material more universally accessible and affordable. On Perlego, readers can learn from the best books in Business, Social Sciences, Psychology amongst hundreds of other topics. Founded in January 2017 in London, Perlego now works with over 3,000 of the world's leading publishers including Pearson, Elsevier and Wiley.