With the Co-Op no longer on campus, and UWA moving away from sourcing textbooks, a lot of you may be left wondering - where can I get my textbooks??
While there may not be dedicated provider at UWA for textbooks anymore, there are still plenty of places to get your hands on one. Online study has become a bigger part of student life then ever this year, so it makes sense that textbooks are readily available digitally as well.
What books do I need?
If you’re not sure what books you need for your units, check your unit outline. Your Unit Coordinators may list “essential” or “recommended” texts, or might refer to different textbooks across the semester.
Our advice: wait a couple of weeks before purchasing your books. This gives you a chance to see whether you want to continue the unit, and how frequently the Unit Coordinator refers to the text before dropping lots of money on a book.
Where can I access my books?
There are lots of different places you can get your books from – here’s some of our recommendations.
The Spotify of Textbooks
Enter Perlego, the self-professed 'Spotify of textbooks'. This online textbook subscription service allows you to access over 300 000 textbooks starting from just $12. You can annotate, highlight and bookmark; pay monthly or annually; cancel anytime; and your access to their library is unlimited!
The best part? UWA students receive a six-week free trial of Perlego for Semester 2 of 2020, PLUS 15% off an annual or monthly subscription! Just use the code 'UWA15' at checkout, or follow the link below to have the discount automatically applied: