Answered By: Lindsey Sinnott
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2023     Views: 18884

We know textbooks can be expensive. Unfortunately, the APU Libraries are not generally able to purchase copies of required textbooks. Here are some suggestions:

  • Take advantage of the APU Bookstore's rental and ebook purchasing options, which can be cheaper than purchasing a print copy.  You can look up your courses here to find what books are required.
  • Shop around! Use the ISBN of your textbooks to comparison-shop online, then bring the best offer to the APU Bookstore. The Bookstore now offers price matching, which means you can get textbooks for low prices without waiting for shipping.
  • You may be able to borrow copies of your textbooks through Interlibrary Loan (keep in mind that the checkout period for ILL books may be shorter than your semester/term).
  • Sometimes your professor may have an extra copy of the textbook that can be placed on reserve for short-term checkout by the students in your class. It never hurts to ask! If your professor is interested in placing a book on reserve, he or she can fill out our online reserve request form, and the book will be ready for checkout within 72 hours.