Resources

Book It Forward Lending Library (Students Receiving Financial Aid)

Donate a book!

The Lending Library through OSSA accepts donated books at any time during the year. You are welcome to donate books directly to the office in Dowling Hall any time, through the bookstore at the end of the semester, or to boxes in select residential halls on campus at the end of the year. Books donated directly to OSSA or the bookstore will generate one raffle entry per book for the donor to receive an e-gift to Amazon!

Access a book!

Students with a Family Contribution under $7,000 may access books at any time during the semester. Those with a higher Family Contribution may only access books after the add period.

Our list of available books can be found here.

If you wish to request a book, you must complete this webform. You will receive an email confirming the availability of the book and if it is ready for you to pick up at Dowling’s ARC check-in desk during standard business hours. Books are expected to be returned by the end of the semester, or sooner if not being used.

We also encourage students to view textbooks on reserve, consider interlibrary loans, or explore external sites such as Abebooks.com, Chegg.com, Slugbooks.com, eCampus.com, ebooks.com.  Students should take advantage of the Tufts Bookstore price matching policy if they find better prices on these sites to avoid paying for shipping charges.

Textbooks on Reserve (All Tufts Students)

A number of textbooks have been placed on reserve for your convenience. To view participating Fall 2017 courses, please click here.

Supply Pantry (Students Receiving Financial Aid)

Students looking for notebooks, binders, journaling books, folders etc. can help themselves to a supply of materials in our office. Come by the ARC during business hours to pick these up.

Laptop loan program (All Tufts Students)

Students may start Tufts without a laptop or find during their time at Tufts that they are in need of a laptop. The library is a great resource for this time and many other goods including other technology and even bikes. However, students who feel they need a laptop for a longer period of time (up to one semester) may check out a laptop with our office. Please email OSSA@tufts.edu to request a laptop or be added to the waitlist.

Laptops currently available: 0

Laptops are also available through Tisch Library for short-term use.

Study Abroad (Students with Family Contributions under $5,300)

Students who study abroad with a Tufts program will be charged normal Tufts tuition and a “comprehensive fee” equivalent to Tufts room and board.  Students on financial aid will receive their normal aid award.  Some of our Tufts programs include a roundtrip flight to program destination.  For the programs that do not include flights in the cost of the program, students receiving Pell grants will receive a $1500 stipend to assist with flights, visas, and other travel-related expenses.  (International students on financial aid can contact their financial aid counselor to determine eligibility for the stipend.)

Language Evaluation Service (Students with Family Contributions under $7000)

Students who wish to be evaluated in a language not Taught at Tufts are able to opt into our external evaluation process.  There is a fee of $150 for this evaluation.  Students are expected to pay this fee to the evaluation company directly; however, students receiving significant financial aid will have this fee waived. 

Find more information about language proficieny at Tufts.

Additional Resources 

Laptops, Ipads, Macs, Bikes, and video cameras (All Tufts Students)

Free Software Downloads (All Tufts Students)

Craft Supplies (All Tufts Students)

Please note: Financial Resources through the Office for Student Success and Advising are available to undergraduate students only.