Students pay a lot of money to go to college, and the amount that each student pays for tuition keeps increasing. To add insult to injury, the prices of textbooks are also increasing drastically. Some textbooks can cost upwards of three hundred dollars, and that is just for one class!
Many times, buying a physical hard-copy book for an online class is required. However, there are several places that this textbook can be bought for much cheaper than the retail price.
In fact, some offer free books. Like the University of Pennsylvania’s Online Books Page. The site features about 30,000 English language books that can be formatted for the device of your choosing.
Another place where cheap or free books for online classes can be found is at Bookyards.com. This site offers over 30,000 links to E-books and has other links where students can find online libraries and free HTML format books. Most of these books can be easily downloaded directly from the site on easy-to-navigate PDF files also. This site is a great resource for almost any type of media.
One site that offers free online books does so with a Java enabled screen so that visitors don’t even have to leave the site to see their books. This site is called Classic Bookshelf. It offers visitors a wide range of titles, mostly from the classical era, and enables them to be viewed directly on the site so that visitors don’t have to deal with difficult download screens. A lot of these books are free to view, but there are also several better known titles available for purchase.
A site that offers books for a slightly different audience is called ReadPrint.com. This site offers classic books to download for subscribers, but it also offers a very wide selection of poetry and essays. This site can be a great resource for a college student looking to delve into more intellectual literature.
For many students, getting through college and paying high prices for everything is a losing battle. At least with the help of some of these sites, students can get the textbooks they need in an online setting, allowing them to save time and boat loads of cash.
Darcy Fonner has her masters in counseling degree and enjoys sharing the knowledge she has gained from her education through blogging. When she is not working she enjoys swimming and spending time with her family.