A complaint of many college students across the country, including MMC
students, is the high cost of textbooks. We would like to assist you in
reducing the cost of your textbooks. MMC faculty members are asked to
post, as soon as possible, the books they will be using each semester.
You can find current listings on the MMC website at:
Listings for Summer I 2013 Session
Listings for Summer II 2013 Session
Listings for Fall 2013 Semester
Listings for January 2014 Session
If you don't find your books
listed yet, check back for updates.
By providing you with the list of the books for each of your courses,
you are in a position to pursue any one of a variety of options. Of
course, you can go to the local bookstore, Shakespeare and Co. at 939
Lexington Avenue, between 68th and 69th Streets (212 570-0201) to
purchase new or used editions of your textbooks.
Other more affordable options include:
Rent Books: Chegg.com; BarnesandNoble.com;
are among sites which offer you the opportunity to rent and then return
your textbooks. Be sure to compare prices, shipping costs, rental
policies, including note-making and highlighting rules.
Buy Used Books: Amazon.com;
options for purchasing textbooks.
Free Books: Check the MMC
Library to see if there is a copy of the textbook you need
on reserve. Check out Google
Books for scanned textbooks; ManyBooks.net allows
some free downloads to computers and other electronic devices.
Digital Textbooks: If you don't
mind reading your textbook online, and if your faculty member agrees,
e-textbooks sell for about half of the retail price of the printed
edition. Check out CourseSmart.com
Learn about "open-source" textbooks and all sorts of other textbook
options at the Student
Public Interest Research Group website.
We wish you all the best for the upcoming semester!
|Carol L. Jackson
|Vice President for Student Affairs
||Vice President for Academic Affairs
|and Dean of Students
||and Dean of the Faculty