One College Gets Rid of Textbooks for Good
University of Maryland University College trades heavy tomes for online resources
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2015 11:11 AM CDT
No more textbooks at UMUC.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Lugging around big, heavy textbooks you'll get next to nothing back on at the end of the semester has become a thing of the past at one Maryland institution of higher learning. The University of Maryland University College says it's getting rid of textbooks for good this fall, directing undergraduates to free online resources instead, the AP reports; the move should save students thousands. As for grad students, don't ditch those SwissGear sacks yet: Your textbook dump won't come until the fall of 2016. (One of the first advocates for student e-books: Arnold Schwarzenegger.)