Low Cost Textbook Alternatives

There are many changes in publishing and course materials that are helping to make textbooks more affordable and opening up many new low-cost possibilities as well as catering to differential learning styles. The GTCC Campus Stores are always on the lookout for these options and advising our Faculty on how to offer lower price alternatives for our students.  Some recent partner vendors that we and GTCC Faculty are working with are….http://openstaxcollege.org/ ,  http://www.xanedu.com/https://gtcc.redshelf.com/ and more!

Learn the way YOU want to learn at an affordable price!

  • Publisher Digital Standalone Access Cards: In many cases we offer or can order you the separate digital access code for many courses saving you up to 40% OFF on your course materials.  While not available for all courses, this has been a popular option for MAT, ECON, and many other courses.  Many include the eBook and it usually tells you on the access card.
  • Digital eBooks for Download:  Thru a partnership with RedShelf we offer many eBooks at a great savings to the print versions.  For more information just ask a Store Associate or go to https://gtcc.redshelf.com/
  • LOOSE-LEAF BOOKS: In many cases publishers will offer the same hard back book as a loose leaf version for a 25% to 35% savings off the hard copy version.  We even buy most of these back at the end of the semester, especially if it is not bundled with an access code.
  • RENTAL: Our most popular option! Use it and just return it at the end of the term.  We offer rental in-store and only a credit card is required to secure the rental.  You can even use any financial aid or scholarship award to purchase the rental.
  • USED BOOKS: We LOVE used books and still offer BOOK BUYBACK in Jamestown on Thursdays, which is where we get most of our used book selection.  Most USED copies are 20-35% off the new version price. 
  • COURSE PACKS: These are packets that Faculty self produce and are actually duplicated here on campus and offer a tremendous savings!  Many include the syllabus and complemental materials that the Faculty have found helpful in there courses.  Be sure to check your Moodle Course site too as they usually list them there, but if you need to print it out, the in-store price is usually very competitive and will save you a ton of ink.

If you find others that you would like to share please forward contact information to your textbook buyer and we will post here.  Also, we have a list of current publisher contacts we can forward to any GTCC Faculty.  The stores currently offer New, Custom Published, USED, eBooks, Rental, Coursepacks(Duplicating) and many other options for course delivery.   Thank you for helping us keep text books affordable at GTCC.