Did you know that Class Search uses icons to indicate which classes have zero-cost or low-cost course materials? This can help you select affordable courses and budget for textbook costs as you register for classes. You can even use search filters to only see zero-cost and low-cost courses. Keep an eye out for these icons in Class Search:
($50 or Less)
Some instructors will put textbooks on reserve at the University Library to make course materials accessible to students. You can search course reserves for your textbooks by instructor, course number, or book title.
Quick tip: Many textbooks on reserve can only be checked out for two hours due to high demand. If you're relying on course reserves to do your reading, you may want to scan the chapters you need so that you can read them later without worrying about the time limit.
Search for textbooks & ebooks in the library catalog using OneSearch by applying the search filter "Available Online at CSUN"
If CSUN doesn't have your textbook, you may be able to borrow it for 30-60 days from another CSU campus. Just make sure to set the dropdown in OneSearch to "All CSU Libraries".
Check out these video tutorials if you're unsure about how to do any of these things!
If you find a lower textbook price on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or a local campus competitor, the Campus Store will match it within 7 days of your original purchase date. Learn more about the Campus Store's Price Match Program.
SJSU's Resources for Used and Low-Cost Textbooks section has lots of great resources to help you locate textbooks at reduced prices.