(LOS ANGELES) -- Lawmakers in California approved two measures Wednesday that would make textbooks more affordable for the state’s college students.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Senate approved a bill that would create an Internet website that posts textbooks online. It would offer students the ability to read textbooks for 50 of the most popular classes for free online, as well as printed copies for $20 each.
The second bill would create a California Open Source Digital Library that would be home to the textbooks.
Textbooks reportedly cost an average of $1,000 a year for students at California State University, University of California and at California community colleges.
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