Press Release 

Johnston Community College Partners With BibliU to Secure Day One Access to Textbooks

Partnership brings accessible and affordable learning resources to the college’s 13,000 students

‍NEW YORK and LONDON – September 12, 2023 –EdTech innovator BibliU today announced its partnership with Johnston Community College (JCC) to implement its Universal Learning solution and provide an affordable alternative to traditional textbooks.

JCC, located in one of the fastest-growing counties in North Carolina, is adopting the BibliU solution to provide first-day content access for its 13,000 students, lower costs, and improve student outcomes. Participating in BibliU enables JCC to provide a digital-first content model that lets students access their e-textbooks on any device and benefit from robust study tools.

“Our students were struggling with high textbook costs and often were not able to get their books by the first day of class,” said Dr. Vern Lindquist, president of JCC. “Partnering with BibliU provides the opportunity for our students to save money and have better access to the materials that will help them succeed.”

BibliU’s Universal Learning provides a more equitable, efficient learning system for students. It enables colleges such as JCC to offer affordable e-textbooks at scale and ensure that every student has seamless access to the materials they need to flourish.

“We feel privileged to be chosen as Johnston Community College’s partner in providing their students with course materials. Student success is as important to us as it is to  Johnston Community College,” said Dave Sherwood, CEO at BibliU. “By providing first-day access to course materials at a low flat fee, we can fully support JCC’s mission to provide accessible, equitable, high-quality education to the communities they serve.”

About Johnston Community College

Johnston Community College is located in Smithfield, North Carolina, 30 miles east of Raleigh. JCC provides accessible, high-quality educational and community enrichment opportunities for the successful development of learners. The 175-acre main campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, picturesque pines, colorful azaleas and scenic ponds and offers some 35 occupational programs of study as well as numerous continuing education courses. A member of the North Carolina Community College System, JCC serves more than 13,000 students annually in its credit and non-credit programs.

About BibliU

EdTech innovator BibliU is defining the future of higher education by democratizing content accessibility. Designed to address the unique requirements of students, faculty, libraries and publishers, BibliU is a learning enablement platform that empowers higher education institutions to streamline their textbook and courseware workflows to achieve greater student outcomes, affordability and social mobility. With BibliU, colleges and universities can finally deliver on the promise of digitalization, guaranteeing all students have first-day access to the learning content they need. More information is available at



Stacy Aboyoun


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