By its own assertion, BibliU has an ‘audacious vision for learning’.

Founded nearly ten years ago through OUI’s startup incubator, BibliU aims to ensure all university and college students have affordable access to their class content, helping tackle issues around social mobility in higher education. To achieve this, the team has built partnerships with thousands of publishers and created a platform dedicated to making learning more equitable, effective, and efficient.

Quick Facts

  • More than 1.2 million users since January 2016

  • 221 publishers

  • More than 1.4 million learning assets

  • Around 680,000 monthly study hours on average

BibliU’s technology and platform focuses on three main offerings:

  • Students benefit from software giving them access to textbooks and other course materials – essentially an unlimited ebook streaming service available from day one and included in their tuition fee.
  • Using BibliU’s tools, universities are able to automate workflows around course material selection, pricing and deployment.
  • Teaching staff can access software helping them better understand how their students are performing over time.

Take the example of Jackson College – a public college in Michigan, USA. An impact report carried out on behalf of BibliU found that usage of its platform was correlated with better grades at Jackson. In fact, the more times Jackson students used BibliU, the better their grades: the average grade point average (GPA) of heavy users was one whole point higher than light users and higher than the college average.

“The more times Jackson students used BibliU, the better their grades: the average grade point average (GPA) of heavy users was one whole point higher than light users and higher than the college average.”

The so-called ‘BibliU cohort’ – students who used BibliU and were first-time enrollees – had the highest retention rate at Jackson since autumn 2018.