September 21st, 2009

Kstew b&w

Textbooks: Buy or check out?

I was wondering what your guys' experience has been regarding this topic. Have any of you guys checked out textbooks from the library (if available) for your classes rather than purchasing them? I'm looking to do this, in particular for my French classes since two of the books are over $100, and I have like 10 books I need to buy in total (average price of all the other books: $18).

$300+ for textbooks is such a turn off, especially when I only have humanities classes. Er... not that I'm complaining because I know people have it worse.

So, good idea or bad idea?