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Where to buy cheap/used books from?

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Where can I buy books online?


See the GRACS Textbook page to quickly and cheaply order your CS textbooks.

Multi-Site Searches

The following sites search a number of sites and calculate the cheapest option available.

Alternatives to buying

Places where books can be borrowed

Online Books

The UT Library website provides access to thousands of books online, although not that many on computer science.

Advnatages of eBooks

  • You don't have to buy the original book.
  • The text is searchable.

Disadvantages of eBooks

  • Some websites have a limit on the number of concurrent viewers, so it may not be available for online viewing before homework deadlines or exams, when you need them the most.
  • You generally cannot save or print them.

Other Libraries

Even if UT doesn't have the book, or if all copies are checked out, you can still borrow it from another library via two methods:

  1. Interlibrary Loan – the UT libraries will find the book and have it shipped, if you have the time. Request via InterLibrary Services.
  2. If you're in a rush, uou can find the book yourself via WorldCat, and go to that library to use the book. If the library is part of TexShare (and most colleges and public libraries in Texas are), then get a TexShare card from the UT libraries so that you can check out the book at the other library.
buying_books.txt · Last modified: 2017/01/23 19:24 by jthywiss