There is absolutely no doubt that you will need to buy books over the course of your studies – and probably quite a few! Buying books is costly and sometimes time consuming, especially if you have to go from shop to shop looking for the one you need, without success.
Ordering books online can therefore, save you both time and money; there are always student and special online discounts to be had and if the book is out of stock.
Fact or fiction, the book world is your oyster!
Blackwell: Buy Online Now
Blackwell offers a wide range of books in a variety of subjects, including an array of academic references. Blackwell online offers customers a convenient way of buying these books, with access to over 3 million titles.
Amazon: Buy Online Now
Amazon has a huge range of text books and fiction. As well as the massive range, Amazon offers cheap prices as well as fast and free delivery to anywhere in the UK.
Reference or leisure, there will be some books that you will not need to actually purchase and instead, be able to borrow from your university or local council library, once you have become a member (usually for free or a nominal fee).
University libraries will have a wider choice and greater number of academic books. Many libraries have online search facilities, so you can check if the book you need is available in advance. Loan periods can vary from 1 week to 3/4 weeks, depending on the number of copies available and the popularity of the book in question.
In addition to books, libraries also often have DVDs, CDs and videos on loan, as well as a good selection of daily newspapers to read when you are there.
You will usually also find photocopying and other IT facilities which at times, can be very useful!
ForeignStudents.com Top Tip…
Overdue books incur fines, so don’t forget to return books by the due date! In some cases you may be able to extend the borrowing time, but you must organise this before your loan expires.