How To Find Cheap Textbooks

How To Find Cheap Textbooks

April 14, 2012  |  How to, Note-Taking

Finding cheap textbooks can be difficult and cumbersome. The easiest way to get a hold of a copy of the required textbooks is of course to purchase the book through the local campus book shop or shop online on one of the many online book stores. However, there are also cheaper alternatives that could save a great deal of many in the long run.

In this article, we will discuss some inexpensive ways to find your textbook.


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Bookbyte is a website designated for selling and trading textbooks. You can find all sorts of cheap college textbooks ranging from anything from mathematics & natural sciences to social sciences and art. Great place to start digging for cheap textbooks. Click here to start browsing!


The library

The classic venue for students since time immemorial. If you are short on cash, the library is definitely the first place to visit. Many university libraries have a policy of storing – at the very least – 1 copy of every required course textbook. These copies are often restricted to by read only on library grounds and can’t be borrowed. If you’re library has such a policy, it can be a great place to study, especially if you don’t need to have the book with you at all times. If you do, I would recommend trying to find an inexpensive copy of the textbook online.


Borrowing From Friends

If you at the present time know any seniors, that’s a great thing. As friends, you can borrow or lend copies of your textbooks to each other. Remember to treat that person’s copy as if it was your own, return it in good condition as soon as you don’t need it anymore. I’m sure you are aware how irritating it can be when someone loses something you lent out to them.

About the author

ABDERISAK ADAM is an author, blog writer and a PhD candidate in the institution of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. He is also the owner and webmaster of, a website dedicated to the discussion of study techniques in the context of higher education. Adam is the author of a number of publications including 'The Study Guide PRO'. You can connect with him through Google+, Linkedin or by submitting a form.

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