Blue Tent OnLoan
Blue Tent OnLoan - Free Textbook Loan Program

At Blue Tent, we offer a textbook loan program to our math and science students. We've been in your shoes, and we well remember surfing the web and scouring local homeschooling consignment stores for economical resources.

  • When choosing up-to-date textbooks for our classes in the past, we always found it a balancing act between content and cost. So in order not to cut corners, we decided to offer free loaners for our math and science classes. That way we have much more freedom to choose resources we think are the very best.

A PRINT + DIGITAL APPROACH

All our math and science classes utilize online resources--and most include interactive ebooks.

  • We like ebooks in math and science because they have interactive features embedded within them that offer students links to examples, instruction, and immediate help.

  • But we also know ebooks are not always the ONLY way that students want to access information. Even if an ebook is the primary resource, a hard copy is often still desirable.

  • The Blue Tent OnLoan program makes this ebook + textbook combo an easy choice since hard-copy texts are freely available on loan.

 

WHAT'S THE COST?

Our hard-copy textbooks are loaned free. We just ask you to cover the shipping. We try to ship textbooks in the most economical way possible--so we charge $7.50 per book for media mail postage and packaging.

RETURN IT. OR BUY IT.

After you register for a Blue Tent science or math class and request a loaned textbook, we'll ship a new or gently used (highlight-free and writing-free) textbook to you during the summer, and you can keep it for the school year. Not all of our textbooks are new, but we ship only conscientiously cared for texts.

  • We ask that you not highlight or write in the books you borrow. That way we can put them back on our shelf at the end of the year to loan out to other students in the future.

  • If you decide you'd like to write in a borrowed book or keep it--no problem! We'll let you know the price we paid, and you're welcome to purchase it at our cost.

  • Otherwise, please plan to return it to us in a gently used condition at the end of the class.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS

Ordering opens up on June 1. To borrow a math or science textbook for the following school year:

  1. Complete this textbook request form and

  2. Pay $7.50 per book to cover U.S. shipping

If you are an international student, please contact us to discuss options.

That's it! Order your book and we will send you a note when your textbook ships over the summer.