Blue Tent OnLoan
BORROW MATH AND SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS
We like loaning textbooks to our math and science students.
We've been in your shoes. We've surfed the web and scoured local homeschool consignment stores for economical resources.
We've always found cost and content to be a balancing act.
In order not to cut corners, we offer optional textbook loans.
A DIGITAL + PRINT OPTION
We assign ebooks in our math and science classes.
We require them because they offer convenience, interactivity, and economy.
Most ebooks have embedded features--links to examples, diagrams, videos, and extra on-the-spot help.
We know hard-copy textbooks are sometimes preferred.
Blue Tent OnLoan is a program designed to help make the ebook + textbook combo more affordable.
WHAT'S THE COST?
We loan books--while supplies last--for $20 for a school year. That $20 helps us cover postage, packaging, and storage.
WHAT'S THE CATCH?
Our supplies are not endless. Or guaranteed.
Once our shelves are bare, that's it!
We've invested in a sizable inventory of textbooks for each class, but we won't have enough textbooks to loan to every single student. This is an optional and a supplemental program.
But remember--as a part of the digital resources fee, every student WILL be issued an ebook! (Except Human Anatomy, where there is no ebook available for the text we use.)
WHAT DO YOU GET?
We'll ship you a gently used--highlight-free and writing-free--textbook to use during the school year.
We ship by USPS Media Mail with tracking. That usually takes about a week.
Please don't highlight or write in the books you borrow. We strive to ship only texts that have been conscientiously cared for, and we need our textbooks to last a number of years.
Please plan to return a borrowed book promptly at the end of the year (we send reminders with directions).
HOW DO YOU ORDER A BOOK?
Shipment is available in the U.S. If you are an international student, please contact us to discuss options.