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Textbooks For Troops lending library



WKU seeks to make your higher education affordable!



 *Use of military-themed imagery does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Department of Defense.*


Textbooks For Troops™ (T4T) lending library is one of the LARGEST programs of its kind in the NATION.

This lending library is for military, veterans and eligible dependent students enrolled in WKU courses who do not receive a book stipend/scholarship.  DOD High School juniors and seniors enrolled in a Dual Credit class are also eligible.  The program works and sustains itself by having qualified students check out their textbooks for an entire semester.  They must return the books to our program so that books can continue to be loaned out to other students the next semester.  


Currently ALL books are being shipped directly to the address you indicate on the book request form.  You are responsible for shipping them back to us at the following address: 

          WKU Military Student Services

          Gary Ransdell Hall 2052

          1906 College Heights Blvd. #81086

          Bowling Green KY 42101


For more information, contact: p: 270-745-2180 / e: military@wku.edu



*  Students must not be receiving a textbook stipend, scholarship, or other financial aid specifically for textbooks.  For example, Post 9/11 GI Bill® recipients, Voc. Rehab recipients and some ROTC scholarships award winners may not be eligible to participate.  


Important Dates for Upcoming Semesters

To help us better assist you, please turn in your requests as soon as possible, but no later than 10 business days before the class start date. Thank you!  Requests submitted after that date, will not be filled. Thanks!


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How you can help!

Drop off your gently used current textbooks to Gary Ransdell Hall 2052 or at one of our book drops located in Cherry Hall 

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Monetary donations are also accepted.  Please annotate in the 'additional information' area that your donation is for Military Student Services - Textbooks For Troops™.


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See Textbooks For Troops™ documented on a "View of the Hill" segment...


Hear what recipients of Textbooks For Troops are saying...

"I am very pleased with the program. I truly think it is a great asset provided by the Military Student Services. Thank you so much it has helped me tremendously."

Cadet Roebuck


"This program has been very helpful this semester. I would certainly use the program in the future if it is able to continue.  I would estimate that this program has saved me $300 - $400 this semester!" 

R. Buchanan


"I love the Textbooks For Troops because it saved me money and took the burden of searching for them off me while I was preparing to start school."

W. Scarbeau


"It's helped me in my leadership class and I would've otherwise had to buy the book. The book was slightly used, but in great condition. It even came with the important stuff already highlighted. It was great, and you have a great program."

J. Mercer




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 Last Modified 7/15/21