The Associated Students Book Bank began as part of AS Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee. The AS Book Bank was envisioned to fill the textbook need by providing free textbooks in order to support the retention efforts of UCSB students. The goal of the Book Bank, however, was always to grow and become their own entity. This goal was realized at the end of the 2018-2019 school year thanks to the time, effort and energy put in by Katherin Jordan, a former Book Bank Chair.
The 2019-2020 School year was the first year the AS Book Bank was their own entity. Within a single year, the AS Book Bank was able to digitize their entire catalog and expand their textbook rental service to serve hundreds of students. Currently, the AS Book Bank is working to increase their catalog and looking towards the future to become an all inclusive support service for UCSB students. The Book Bank is hoping to be able to eventually host social events such as study jams as well as provide laptop and Ipad rentals. If you have any suggestions on how to improve or grow the Book Bank, feel free to reach out to us.