Spalding University Partners with Akademos to Launch New Online Bookstore

Industry: Book Store

The new platform provides students personalized access to low-cost course materials

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) June 23rd, 2020

Spalding University, a private liberal arts institution in downtown Louisville, Ky., has partnered with Akademos to launch its new online bookstore. Strengthening their mission to meeting the needs of the times, Spalding’s diverse community of over 1800 students will have access to the largest selection of low-cost course materials beginning with the Summer 2020 semester.

For over 20 years, Akademos has been an industry leader in using technology to drive down the cost of textbooks and other materials. The course materials platform provides a streamlined, 24x7x365 shopping experience for students that is fully integrated with the University’s Student Information System (SIS) and Learning Management System (LMS). This provides each Spalding student with a completely personalized online platform to enable quick and easy ordering.

“With more and more students shopping for textbooks online, the partnership with Akademos offers us a powerful tool for driving engagement among faculty, staff, and students,” said Dr. Kurt Jefferson, Dean of Graduate Education at Spalding University. “We’re excited about working with Akademos to create the best possible experience for Spalding, serving our 200+ year tradition of education and service.”

Additionally, powerful tools simplify the textbook adoption process for faculty allowing them to compare real-time prices and easily review and re-adopt materials from prior semesters. The analytics dashboard also provides administration with insights about student purchasing, utilization, and overall academic success.

“We’ve seen how affordable and accessible course materials drive utilization, which results in more satisfied, prepared students and overall success for the institution,“ said Akademos CEO Raj Kaji. “We’re thrilled about partnering with Spalding University, and look forward to helping them lower course material prices and provide outstanding support and service.”

About Spalding University

Established in 1814 and located in downtown Louisville since 1920, Spalding is a historic, private institution that offers undergraduate, graduate and accelerated programs in a range of areas of study. Spalding’s athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III. Spalding was recognized as the world’s first Compassionate University. Visit for more information.

About Akademos

Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at

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