Friday, September 17, 2010

Visit your library Monday, October 4, 2010

On this day Grossmont College Library, along with libraries across California, will participate in Snapshot: One Day in the Life of California's Libraries by collecting information, comments, and photographs from events in a typical library day.

We want you in the picture! Stop by the Reference Desk on Oct. 4. We'll be collecting statistics and patron quotes and submitting these to the California Library Association.

Come help us advocate for libraries!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Renting versus buying textbooks: Which is better?

Is it better to rent your textbooks? Would you save even more money if you bought the book and then sold it when you’re done with it? Where’s the best place online to buy cheap textbooks? If these questions are keeping you up at night, you’ll want to check out, a website that lets you buy, rent, or sell textbooks.’s goal is “to make buying and selling books easier, faster, and more cost effective.” They specialize in college textbooks. When you search for a textbook, you’ll see a comparison of purchase, rental, or eBook prices from numerous retailers. is worth a look:

For an in-depth look at eTextbooks, click on Traditional Textbooks vs. eTextbooks--Which is Right for You?