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Subject: Questionable Rc?
Date Posted: 1/17/2014 12:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2005
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I got a request from a fellow member for a book. the member had this rc I am not willing to take books that have a major amount of underlining. I have poor vision and this effects my ability to read such a book. My book does not have any underlining or anything like that but does this mean for textbooks or all books. Any thoughts on this?
Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/17/2014 12:42 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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It doesn't matter. If it's a textbook* then you have to get permission from the requester to send a book with underlining. If it's not a textbook, then you are not allowed to send a book with underlining. Since your book doesn't have underlining, you can accept the request and send the book.


*PBS has said in the past that pretty much any book could be used as a textbook in some class, so really all books have to meet the textbook rules and you can send any book with underlining as long as the recipient agrees.

Date Posted: 1/17/2014 12:44 PM ET
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okay. thanks Cathy for the great answer.

Date Posted: 1/17/2014 1:31 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Basically the RC is requesting a postable book. Per PBS swappability rules, books may not have any writing, underlining, or highlighting on text pages.  The only exception would be books posted under the Textbook Waiver, in which case there is a specific guideline that must be followed.

I tend to turn down any vague, confusing, or excessively long RC's.  But if the book is postable, I would not hesitate to accept and send this one.

Last Edited on: 1/17/14 1:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 1