It’s time for another semester of classes here at Salt Lake Community College and you know what that means: It’s time to buy some new books.
Buying textbooks is something every college student must do for nearly every class. Luckily for students, there are plenty of ways to get their hands on the books they need for a reasonable price.
One of the first places to look for textbooks is the school bookstores located on most SLCC campuses. In addition to standard and course-specific school supplies, the bookstore carries most of the books necessary for the classes on campus.
You can visit the stores in person, or go to the online bookstore where you can search for a book by campus, program, and school term, or search via either keywords or the book’s unique ISBN.
Students can choose to rent or purchase a book and get either a new or used copy. Renting can save some money if it’s returned in good condition by the end of the rental period, and buying used books can also save money.
Some books can only be sold and not rented, and others require you to purchase a book new as they include codes or other unique items that only work once.
If a student finds themselves in a situation where the bookstore is not an option, an alternative place to get books are websites such as Amazon. Finding used books is easy to do on sites like this, as former students will resell their old course materials after the semester.
Amazon offers many books with fast shipping, ensuring that you can get the books sent to your home as soon as possible. Some books listed are also available on digital formats such as Kindle or Amazon Fire tablets for much cheaper prices if this is the preferred medium.
We reached out for a comment on Amazon’s availability to SLCC students.
“It is our privilege to have you as our valued customer & we want to make sure you are always taken care of,” says Prakash Y., an Amazon representative.
It is important to know that course materials are available to all students and they can attend the first day of the semester confidently.