Books can be really expensive, but I wanted to give you a little trick on how you can find free books for your classes. Now, this isn’t going to work all the time, but it may work for some of the classes you’re going to take in the future.
The key is being early – When you register for your classes, you want to know what books you’re going to need. If you don’t know what books you’re going to need, you’ll want to contact your college professor, and he/she will be more than willing to help you with that. Make sure that you get the right book for your class, because there are so many editions, etc.
Look up the Inter-Library loan – Many colleges have a program called the Inter-Library loan. You’ll want to head down to your campus library, and look for the books that you need. Search the catalog, and see if the book is there. If it’s there, you’ll be able to check it out at not cost to you! Now, the trick is to be early, because many students do know about this trick, and the books do go fast.
Make sure that you know the due date for your book though, because you’ll soon find out that the library is going to charge you. You’ll want to keep checking it out to avoid the fees down the road.
If this trick doesn’t work, you’ll want to check with friend’s or family to see if anyone has taken the course before. It’s a long shot, but it can work sometimes. Other than that, that’s really the only way you can get the book for nothing at all. If you don’t want to pay full price, I always recommend Amazon, or Half.