Welcome back to Campus! Hope you are excited about Spring 2014!
If you are looking for textbooks for your classes, the library might be able to help, with limitations. You can search the Roosevelt catalog for the books, or expand your search to over 80 I-Share Libraries. To see example screenshots of how to go about this process, read the library’s “Are My Textbooks in the Library?” blog post from September.
By policy, the library does not attempt to purchase copies of textbooks required for currently offered courses. Also, we are no longer able to request any course-required texts through ILLiad InterLibrary Loan (ILL). If you request a required text through ILLiad, it will be cancelled.
To contact the Roosevelt University bookstore about purchasing your books, you can either visit their webpage, or call 312-341-3592. The bookstore webpage includes a search engine in which you can find the title, author, edition, and ISBN of the textbooks for your courses.
If you cannot find your textbook through Roosevelt or any I-Share Libraries, here is a list of discounted sites and textbook rental sites that could prove useful in your search.
Disclaimer: RU is not endorsing any of these sites.
Discounted Sales or Rentals
www.bigwords.com= Buy, rent, or sell textbooks; compares textbook stores.
www.alibris.com = Choose either the “Rent Textbooks” or “Buy Textbooks” tab.
http://textbookrush.com = Buy, rent, or sell textbooks at ‘your online campus bookstore’.
http://www.abebooks.com = Use “Textbooks” to search by ISBN, Author, or Title.
http://www.isbns.net = Searches over 100 bookstores and 60,000 booksellers in seconds.
http://www.half.ebay.com/textbooks = Buy and rent textbooks at the Textbook Superstore.
http://www.cheapesttextbooks.com = ‘Cheap Textbooks; New, Used, Rental: Up to 95% off.’
http://www.bookbutler.com = Compare 55 popular online stores and marketplaces in real time.
Textbook Rental Sites
www.chegg.com = The Student Hub: ‘Rent your books and save hundreds of dollars’.
www.campusbookrentals.com = ‘Rent textbooks and save up to 80%’.
www.bookrenter.com= ‘Rent your textbooks. Save a bundle’.
Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.