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In college, every penny is precious. Check out our Cheap Books Resource Guide for great places to rent, buy used and save those pennies!

  • Amazon.com — Physical and Kindle format textbooks
  • ConsumerAffairs.com — Read reviews and compare the nine top-rated textbook rental companies
  • Chegg.com — Offers access to the electronic version of the textbook while the physical copy is in transit
  • BigWords.com — Search engine with the ability to adjust for shipping costs, memberships, and book rental prices
  • AbeBooks.com — Discounted used, secondhand and international textbooks; can partner with local booksellers in select cities
  • DealOz.com — Compares shipping and rental rates across multiple retailers. Live chat customer service capability
  • Half.Ebay.com — Offers quick & free shipping
  • TextbookRush.com — Large inventory and offers quick delivery
  • Skyo.com — New/used purchase or rental with options to lengthen and shorten the duration of rental
  • GetTextbooks.com — Simple interface with breakdown of purchase by condition and price
  • BargainBookMole.com — Compares prices with other book re-sale sites with a downloadable browser add-on for quick searches
  • RentBooks.com — Textbook rental & sell old textbooks. Free shipping both ways on orders over $49
  • BookByte.com — Buy, rent, and sell textbooks. Offers 10% cash rebate for all returned rentals
  • HPBMarketplace.com — New, used, and out of print books
  • ValoreBooks.com — Buy/rent/sell

Want to give feedback or suggest a website? Leave a comment or contact sl@austincc.edu!