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Books, books, and more books, money, money, money! What to do when your dollar doesn’t stretch too far and financial aid comes in late?

Your professors expect you to have all your materials, but getting them can be tricky when you set out to look for them, find out that the used ones are still expensive, and the supply of rentals is insufficient. We’d just rather not buy them at all! To make matters worse, we can’t turn to the library, given that we’re not even allowed to take the book out of the facility. If we have long projects, we don’t have the ability to keep it long enough due to the library’s limiting schedule.

But not to worry! There are alternatives, saving you time and effort, finding you affordable options. Check out Amazon.com, Chegg.com, Craigslist and Half.com. They sell both new and used books, which are in relatively good condition and more often than not, significantly cheaper in comparison to your bookstore. Through companies like Chegg, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon, you can purchase eBooks.

The best part is that you don’t even have to own a device like the Kindle, as the eBook software can easily be downloaded to your computer. It is indispensable for you to do your research because sometimes copies are available through PDF or via Google Books if they are of public domain. In the end, it comes down to the cost of a book costing you a full time salary or being even more expensive than a full-time student’s tuition. Don’t be flustered, because there is a way to make things work for you and keep within budget.