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Student Options for Purchasing/Renting Textbooks
When textbooks are not available at Milner or by request, you may be able to purchase or rent textbooks at the websites listed below for a reasonable price (that is often less than at campus bookstores).
Textbook Seller Price Comparisons
Compares new, used, rental and ebook prices across many textbook sellers and provides a search for coupons and promo codes to save on textbooks.
Searches over 200 online textbook sellers and notes coupons available to use with individual book vendors on book seller lists.
Provides a textbook search comparing prices, as well as a student discounts & promos section.
Searches can compare prices for multiple textbooks simultaneously and provides articles with tips for textbook shopping.
Compares textbook prices across thousands of sellers; 30 day no-questions-asked return policy, price match guarantee; free rental return shipping.
Buying or Renting Textbooks
AbeBooks (buy, sell back)
Some textbooks have free shipping, and you can search specifically for them
Alibris Textbooks (buy/rent/sell back)
Can search for all the ISBNs for your books at the same time. Offers
for discounts on textbooks.
have a 21 day Worry-Free Guarantee.
Amazon Textbook Rentals (rent, sell back)
A new service from Amazon to compete with online text book renters. Texbooks may be purchased after 30 days.
Barnes & Noble Textbooks (buy/rent/sell back)
Has competitive prices. Often offers access to online materials accompanying textbooks that can be hard to get through other sellers. Also has a 14 day free return policy.
BetterWorldBooks (buy, sell back)
Textbook purchase with free worldwide shipping on all textbooks.
Campus Book Rentals (buy or rent)
Text book rentals with free shipping.
Chegg (buy or rent, sell back)
Free courtesy etextbooks for 7 days while waiting for print textbooks to arrive.
eCampus (rent, buy, sell back)
Free shipping on orders over $59. Also offers coupons.
Textbook rentals with free shipping. Also offers coupons.
RedShelf (rent, buy)
ETextbooks only. Offers over 1 million eBook titles for rent or purchase. eBook reader enables note taking, highlighting, definitions of words, and flash card creation.
TextBooks.com (buy, sell back, ebooks)
Free shipping on orders of $25 and up, 50% cash back at the end of the semester on Guaranteed Cash Back books.
TextbookRush (buy/rent/sell back)
Also rent/buy eTextbooks. Free shipping on orders over $35. Prepaid shipping labels when selling them a book. Thirty day satisfaction guarantee
VitalSource (rent, buy)
ETextbooks only. Over 1 million titles available. eBook reader enables note taking, highlighting, flash cards, unfamiliar word lookup, and read aloud.