FLIP | Textbook Lending Library

Sorensen Family Reading Room

Sorensen Family Reading Room Bookshelves

The First Generation Low Income Partnership, or FLIP, is a completely student-run initiative aimed at making textbooks available to first generation Brown students and other Brown students challenged by the high cost of textbooks.

Shelves in the Sorensen Family Reading Room on the first floor of the Rockefeller Library will contain a collection of donated textbooks available for borrowing. The books will not be represented in Josiah, the Library’s online book catalog. The word FLIP will be labeled on all of the books.

The group First-Gens at Brown began the initiative and will maintain the collection, including collecting, recording, distributing, and re-shelving the books. Similar systems have been implemented at other schools like Columbia University.

The Library is pleased to host this effort and hopes that it is successful and provides welcome assistance to every student who would like to make use of it.