At an R-1, STEM-focused academic library, the access services department collaborated with the librarian coordinating library affordability initiatives to create several opportunities for increased campus impact and student savings. This presentation will highlight two projects. The first is an equipment-based course reserve collaboration with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This partnership saved students over $100,000 in a single year by circulating the required MyDAQ and mbed devices that are used in labs. The second affordability project was a syllabus and Canvas evaluation that opened the door for proactive course reserves. These specific initiatives were led by frontline staff while facilitated by department leadership and library faculty. On top of its positive financial outcomes for students, this project provided beneficial outcomes to both partners. Library affordability initiatives received the staff time necessary to pilot certain projects, while access services staff got an opportunity for leadership in project management and development. At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to describe the steps needed for a successful affordability collaboration and investigate avenues for future growth in their own libraries.