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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Textbooks* at OU and beyond

Renting textbooks
Selected textbook rental websites



Bookrenter





Bookbyte
Buying textbooks
Selected online new and used textbook stores







 


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Digital textbooks

 
You can  read Kindle e-textbooks on your PC or on mobile devices.

Vital Source
Buy a digital copy of your textbook, take notes, highlight, share....
 
Search and comparison tools
To search for books across online stores
and find the cheapest prices

Studentrate Textbooks

Book Rocket








(also shows the highest cash paying buyback for textbooks that students want to sell)

At Oakland University
OU Barnes and Noble Bookstore:

 
Kresge Library:
Course reserve: search for books for your course.

Print books can be checked out for short periods of time / electronic resources are available online via login.
 
Free textbooks
Open Textbook Library
quality textbooks for free, selected by faculty; most disciplines represented

OpenStax College
Peer-reviewed, free textbooks for biology, chemistry, economics, history, math, psychology, and sociology.

MIT OpenCourseWare Online Textbooks
Free e-versions of print books and self-published books in engineering, mathematics and sciences

Guide to open books 
Free books for each discipline (guide designed by University of Connecticut)

O'Reilly Open Books Project
computer and technology related books from the publisher

Bookboon
Free textbooks in the sciences and business

MERLOT open textbooks

Orange Grove Texts Plus

Open Educational Resources Commons textbooks
helps find open textbooks online.

Open Textbooks from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
list of free, open textbooks. Also freely viewable copyrighted textbooks.

Textbook Revolution
"a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors...On this site you'll find links and reviews of textbooks and select educational resources."
* Disclaimer
This page is designed to provide information about available sources for textbooks. Content and usability of those sources has not been evaluated. Viewers are responsible for selecting and using these sources appropriately.

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