McHenry, IL -- April 8, 2021. Follett is introducing a flexible and affordable, short-term eBook solution, ideal for schools seeking a digital counterpart to their classroom novels. The Follett eBooks: 90-Day Assigned-User Access Model, intended to keep students reading anywhere, will help bridge the gap between classroom and remote learning.
A school can buy an eBook title for as low as $1.29 and assign it to a student for a 90-day period. Educators will be able to most effectively use this new access model for:
- Summer reading. As summer nears, and teachers need to find ways to keep their students engaged in reading, the model provides short-term access to popular titles when access to print or library copies isn't available.
- Whole-class novel study. As students use print copies for in-person learning, a digital counterpart is also available for remote use. These digital copies can't be lost, stolen, or damaged.
- Small-group literature circles and book clubs. This provides a cost-effective way to allow flexibility with titles.
- One-school, one book initiatives. When access to print or library copies isn't available, it allows students to read popular titles on a short-term basis.
The eBooks will be available through a web browser or app, with shopping and purchasing available from Follett through Titlewave, the company's premier platform for school libraries. The 90-day, assigned-user access model requires schools to have Follett Destiny Library Manager or Follett Destiny Discover District Manager.
"The user-access model is an easy solution for educators to get content for their classroom," said Britten Follett, executive vice president, Follett School Solutions. "With virtual distribution capabilities, it serves as a perfect companion to print books, plus it will provide for equitable access to popular titles for all students."
About Follett's PreK-12 Business
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement. Find Follett on Facebook, and follow on Twitter (@FollettLearning).
About Follett Corporation
Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools and more than 2,850 physical and virtual campus stores in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library and global retail markets.