Students on the Honors College Leadership Council have created a book exchange for the campus community located in Douglass House comprised of volumes donated by Towson University faculty, staff, and students. It opens Monday, March 2.
The non-profit, donation-based lending library includes everything from children’s stories to academic books and will accept donations for more books starting two weeks before the end of each semester.
Sophomore Caitlin Clark ’17 (Honors/Education) spearheaded the project with help from classmate Jennifer Hoffman ’17 (Honors/CBE) and Interim Assistant Dean Bethany Pace. The concept evolved from a buy-sell textbooks model to the present free exchange model. The HCLC and library project staff have received many donations from students, staff and the TU community overall.
“I am proud that we got it off the ground and that it will be a resource for all students, hopefully for years to come,” said Clark. “It will merge together the honors community, the faculty and the rest of the Towson community.
The library will stay strictly books (no DVDs or music CDs) for now, but Clark the HCLC do hope to expand the genres in the library’s inventory. Patrons can check a real-time inventory of the library here.