Provide students access to affordable textbooks.
NextDorm is a Claremont McKenna College initiave that seeks to give students access to a used textbook marketplace where they can find all their required textbooks.
Frustrated by the expensive prices of textbooks at the Huntley Bookstore and the poor user interface of the 5C For Sale Page, we decided we would make a simple and user friendly website for students to search and secure textbooks from.
As we began to develop our idea for a student marketplace for textbooks, we realized that this resource was especially important to students without the financial means to purchase their required textbooks which is why we are especially excited about our partnership with CMC's Care Center to provide access to donated textbooks for free.
This partnership will allow us to observe student feedback and make the necessary improvements to the website before allowing all students, not just the Care Center, to participate in the textbook marketplace.
How It Works
It's simple! First go to our homepage and search for a book using either a title, author, or the book's isbn number. Then you can easily browse our selection and rent books out free of charge from the Care Center!
NextDorm is made possible by Biniyam Asnake (CMC' 20), Dean Vince Greer, and the Care Center.