We understand the cost of higher education is high. Students, rightly so, want to keep their costs as low as possible. At the beginning of every semester, we have students coming to the VC/UHV Library asking if they can borrow their textbook from us. We do not purchase textbooks for the courses at VC & UHV. We can’t keep up and our budget can’t either.
There are, however, different online companies available that offer students an alternative to purchasing their textbook at the bookstore. Many of these online companies give students the option to rent their textbook. Yes, rent! That means students can order their textbook at the beginning of the semester for a price much lower than purchasing it, use it for the semester, and then send it back when they are finished.
If you are interested in renting your textbook instead of buying it, check out some of these websites below. This list represents a small percent of the companies available – you can also search the internet for more options.
Or if you do want to purchase your textbook, many of the websites listed will allow you to purchase them at a discounted price.
The Victoria College Bookstore does have a limited selection of textbooks available for rent. You can contact them for more information at (361) 572-6430.
Links to the websites above do not constitute endorsement of any product, service, organization, company, information provider, or content. We strongly recommend that you review the policies of any outside websites you visit from this site, since you will be subject to the privacy, security, and accessibility policies of those other sites