• Does the cost of textbooks affect which topics you choose?
  • Do you rely on the library having copies and not buy textbooks yourself?
  • Do you feel that lack of access to textbooks affects your grades?

Staff at Flinders University Library are conducting research to help us determine the best ways to meet student needs for accessing textbooks, and specifically e-textbooks. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, as it helps us to refine the textbook services we offer.

This survey takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your response will be treated with complete confidentiality.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the Next button below. Your consent to participate is indicated by clicking the Next button. By clicking Next, you acknowledge that you understand that the data you provide will be used in our research and in results we publish about it. User data will be anonymous in any resulting publications.

Participation is voluntary. You can choose to answer all, some, or none of the questions we ask, and you are free to withdraw from the survey at any time without effect or consequences.

We will begin by asking you for your Flinders Authentication Name (FAN), to determine that you are a currently enrolled student of Flinders University. Your FAN will be used to determine and aggregate the demographic data of survey respondents.

Your FAN will not be used to identify you in relation to your survey responses.

At the end of this survey, you will be invited to participate in a follow up interview. Participation is voluntary and not everyone who volunteers will be interviewed. Interview participants will be reimbursed for their time.

If you have any questions about this survey or the research we are doing, you can email us at

This research project has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee (Project Number 7734). For more information regarding ethical approval of the project the Executive Officer of the Committee can be contacted by telephone on 8201 3116, by fax on 8201 2035 or by email