Borrow, buy or rent textbooks
UMB Bookstore: Search for textbooks and course material. Now you can buy, rent or sell textbooks right here at the Campus Center! The UMB Bookstore offers both new and (discounted) used textbooks, and has a buyback program for used textbooks.
Course Reserves: Some of your course material, including textbooks, may have been placed on reserve by your instructor. Search the library's print & e-reserves collections to see if your course material is "on reserve".
ebooks: Check the library's ebook collections. Also search for ebooks by title in Healey Library Electronic Resources.
InterLibrary Loan: Some textbooks (if unavailable at Healey Library) may be borrowed from other libraries. However, most libraries will not lend recent editions of textbooks.
Textbooks are updated frequently, so be sure to order the textbook edition required by your professor. Searching by ISBN number will help you find the correct edition.
If you are renting textbooks, read the fine print of the rental agreement, you could incur fines if you don't follow it.
Amazon.com has thousands of new textbooks, and millions of used ones, which are discounted in price. You can also sell your textbooks back to Amazon.
Rent your textbooks for the semester and help the environment. Chegg has over a million textbooks available to rent or purchase, as well as a textbook buying program
- Course Smart
Find your textbook online and save up to 50%. You can search, highlight and take notes in CourseSmart e-textbooks. CourseSmart also offers textbooks via the iphone.
Buy & sell textbooks. ECampus also offers over 5,000 electronic textbooks.
Rent from the UMass Boston bookstore.
- Flat World Knowledge
Free online textbooks with low cost offline choices for students – softcovers for under $30, audio books and chapters, self-print options, and more.
The Textbook Superstore, part of E-Bay, sells both new & used, discounted textbooks.
- Open Textbooks
Limited number of free textbooks
- Textbook Savings Guide at CUNY
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Buy and sell textbooks. Free shipping with orders over $25.