You've got options for your course materials!
How do you decide? There are pros and cons to each option - you should choose what's best for you!
· PURCHASING YOUR BOOKS:
In general, if you look at pricing - purchasing a used copy of a book and selling it back at the end of the semester is the best option for a student. At the end of each semester, we buy books back for up to 50% of the new book price, as long as they are being used in the upcoming semester. Overall, you actually spend less this route.
Purchasing your books outright is the most convenient option.
· PURCHASING AN eTEXTBOOK:
Purchasing an eTextbook is typically less expensive than buying the book - but you won't be able to sell it back for cash at the end of the semester.
You will need to have a computer or other reading device to access content and the purchase usually gives you access to the content for a limited time only (typically 1 year).
· RENTING YOUR BOOKS:
Rentals will usually have a lower up-front cost, but you won't be able to sell your books at the end of the semester, so overall - the price paid by the student is usually better when purchasing books. You'll also need to remember to turn your rentals back in time!
Rent books in the store - you can grab a book off of our shelves and rent it for however long you need it with our 710 Book Store In-Store Rental Program. The price of the 710 rental will typically save you up to 50% of the book price. You'll be able to walk out of the store with your book! 710 Book Store In-Store Rentals are available for at least 50% of the titles.
For each option - there are pros and cons. If you're looking for speed and convenience, purchasing or renting directly in the store will be the best option. If you're concerned about spending less up front, a 710 rental or an e-Textbook might be the best option for you. Some students might choose a mix of methods - just be careful to keep track of your rentals!
How do you get started? Check out our booklist to find what options are available for your class. We will list any option available except for our In-Store Rentals. To check availability for In-Store Rentals CLICK HERE FOR RENTAL LIST or stop by our store and check the shelves; in general, pricing for the In-Store Rental option will be up to 50% of the book purchase price.
Book Store Q & A
Textbook ordering is currently not available.
Last Updated 3/7/2014