This guide shares a number of alternatives to purchasing textbooks. Whether you borrow them from the library, rent them, buy them used, or can find them freely available online, we hope you'll find yours! If you need assistance locating your textbooks within the library, requesting through OhioLINK, or simply searching online, stop by the Jerome Library Research & Information Desk, call us at 419-372-6943, text us at 419-318-1999, or click here to access the Ask Us! via chat.
The BGSU Bookstores located on both campuses launched a price comparison service called “BGSUChoose” in spring semester, 2011. Students can see the core book information for BGSU classes, including the Bookstore’s prices for rental, eText, used, and new books as well as the prices of ten online competitors. Seamless ordering is possible from this site for all five companies and a special analytics tool allows the Bookstore to price many new books below the standard selling price to be more competitive with the market rate.