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Online education resources

Textbooks are more expensive than ever. Thankfully, resources are available to help you save on costly books. Check out the curated list below:

Library Textbook Rentals

The John L. Haar Library at MacEwan purchases at least one copy of most textbooks available at the MacEwan Book Store. These books are available to borrow from the Library on short-term loans (typically two hours). Learn more about library textbook rentals at the link above.

Library Print-On-Demand Service

The Library will scan a chapter or section of any physical book they have on hand, free of charge. Request a chapter scan through the form at the link above (make sure to note additional rules before submitting the form).

E-Book Rentals

Renting e-books for limited terms (four, eight or twelve months) can dramatically reduce the cost of books for many courses. Rent e-books from one of the sources at the links above.

Free E-Books

You may be able to find your textbook online through free e-book databases. Popular databases include the Project Gutenberg and the Internet Wayback Machine.

Buy Used Textbooks

Often, you can find used versions of your required textbooks for a substantially lower cost than buying them new. The MacEwan Used Book Exchange is a popular Facebook group that many students and alums use to buy and sell books for reduced prices. You can also look for your books on Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, eBay and other online retailers.