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Weighing your textbook options
|Online Bookstore at Millersville University
||Possibly cost, except now they have a "price match" guarantee
||Used copies more readily available
||Longer arrival time, easier to order wrong book
||Free, easy to access
||Hard to find the right version of what you need, harder to read
||Short borrowing period, hard to renew
Online Bookstore at Millersville
From their website:
"Textbooks are no long stocked on campus. They must be purchased online and shipped to campus for pick up at the University Store."
How to buy used & new textbooks online
McNairy Library does not officially endorse any of these providers. We are facilitating access to information. As information consumers, students are responsible for comparison-shopping and evaluating their options.
How to make use of free-web sources
From the Project Gutenberg website:
"Project Gutenberg offers over 54,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers."
Find classic works of literature. Look for reference, fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.
OER (Open Educational Resources) Commons
Find a wider range of resources, like calculus textbooks. Please keep in mind that the particular book your instructor has assigned is key. The easiest way to find the *exact* book needed is to use the 13 digit ISBN number, the number above the barcode.
How to borrow textbooks from other libraries
Request It This link opens in a new window
Request full-text articles, chapters/sections of books, books, and conference proceedings. Look for the green squirrel when you're in a library database to request items. Articles usually arrive within 2 business days; books and other physical items typically arrive in 5 business days.
Request It (E-ZBorrow) This link opens in a new window
Using EZB is the fastest way to get a book that Millersville does not have. Items usually arrive within four business days at the library circulation desk in McNairy Library.
Learning Design Librarian
Subjects: African American Studies
, Film Studies
, First Year Experience (UNIV 103)
, Latina/o Studies
, World Languages
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