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Textbook Guide

A guide for students about saving money on textbooks.


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Gather Textbook Info

Gather Your Textbook Information: 
It’s essential that you have the following information for each textbook if you want to make sure you’re getting the correct textbooks for your courses. This information can be found in the course syllabus or by following the "Lookup textbook information" links in your course schedule in myMount.




Publication Date


Know Your Options

You can get access to textbooks in a variety of ways. Before spending a lot of money on purchasing new copies of your textbooks, consider all of your other potential options:

  1. Search the Mount Library catalog to see if you can borrow a copy from the MSJ Library.
  2. Search OhioLINK or SearchOhio to see if copies are available for borrowing.
  3. Rent a print copy from the MSJ eCampus Online Bookstore or another vendor.
  4. Purchase an ebook copy from the MSJ eCampus Online Bookstore or another vendor.
  5. Rent an ebook copy from the MSJ eCampus Online Bookstore or another vendor.
  6. Purchase a used copy from the MSJ eCampus Online Bookstore or another vendor.
  7. In some courses, it may be possible to save even more money by using an older edition of a textbook. Check with your professor to see if it is acceptable to use an older edition.