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Textbook Resources for Students


This page lists a variety of places where you can buy, sell, or rent college textbooks.  University Libraries does not endorse any of these sites, but provides them only for your convenience.  None of the lists below is intended to be exhaustive.  Sites are often listed in random order.  Categories below are not meant to be exclusive; some retail sites could appear under multiple categories.

 

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE

Kent State University Bookstore
124 Student Center
Kent,  OH  44242-0001
 

REGIONAL CAMPUS BOOKSTORES

Ashtabula     East Liverpool      Salem     Geauga    Stark     Trumbull    Tuscarawas

 

STATE OF OHIO TEXTBOOK SITE

http://OhioTextbookHQ.ning.com/page/for-students  (Under Construction, summer 2012)

 

OTHER BOOKSTORES

Powell's Books

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble New and Used Textbooks

 

SITES THAT SHOP MULTIPLE STORES AT ONCE

These sites search multiple sites at once and turn up sites that sell and sites that rent.

Alibris.com

campusbooks.com

bigwords.com

www.cheapesttextbooks.com

CompareTextbook.com

affordtextbooks.com

swoopthat.com

textbookfind.com

book.ly

textbookpricecomparison.com

 

ONLINE STORES: Buy, Sell or Exchange

GreenTextbooks.com

Half.com

OurSchoolBooks.com

Bookbyte.com

Classbook.com

TextBookX.com

DirectTextBooks.com

eCampus.com

AllDiscountBooks.net

ebay.com

FetchBook.info

 

RENTAL OUTLETS

Barnes & Noble Textbook Rental

CourseSmart.com

Chegg.com

BookRenter.com

CampusBookRentals.com
 
Skoobit.com

Rentscouter.com
 

FREE LIBRARY OPTIONS

Try to find your book in:

KentLINK  the Kent State University Library's catalog, or

OhioLINK Central Catalog   the state-wide catalog of OhioLINK, or

WorldCat   the largest library catalog in the world.

 

Check to see if your professor provides course materials on:

Course Reserves, or

Electronic Reserves.



Check our ebook collections:

Kent State ebook collections  and

OhioLINK ebook center

 

OTHER FREE OPTIONS

The Internet Public Library

Bartleby

Project Gutenberg

Google Scholar

Community College Open Textbook Project

Online Mathematics Textbooks

Wikibooks

Connexions

OER Commons

MERLOT

Free Digital Textbook Initiative

Open Culture

MIT Open Courseware

Textbook Revolution

Flat World Knowledge

 

PLACES TO SELL USED TEXTBOOKS

BooksIntoCash.Com 

bluerectangle.com

www.GreenTextbooks.com

www.ckybooks.com

WeBuyTextbooks.com

Usedtextbookprices.com

TextbookRecycling.com

BookJingle.com

www.bookbyte.com/selltextbooks.aspx

www.MyNextText.com