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09 January 2007 @ 04:04 pm
Dear Students:

I understand that textbooks are expensive. I'm sorry about that. However, that doesn't mean the library has the budget to buy them for you and let you borrow them for free all semester. Even if we did have a copy available for circulating, you wouldn't get it, because you're the 385th person to ask for it today. Suck it up and buy the damn books already.

Increasingly impatiently,

I can hear: Breaking Benjamin, "Follow Me"
Kayefreak_in_need on January 9th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Tsk tsk. Don't these kids know it's much easier to go to the bookstore, find a secluded corner, and copy out all the information before one of the clerks sees you?
Elle: First bloodtheletterelle on January 9th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Hey, I sympathize with the expense of education. I wish there was public funding of education through college! But there isn't, and I'm tired of getting yelled at and sneered at by students when I can't give them the book they want for free. It's not my, or my department's, job to buy them their books. If we spent our budget on that, that would mean we couldn't buy anything else, ever. Because textbooks change each semester, and if we had to buy books enough for everyone to be able to check one out, we'd have no money for things like computers. Or electricity to run them.