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Buying books

When looking for textbooks, always check the edition and ISBN number to see if they are the same as the one which is recommended by the Course/Unit guidelines.

Always compare prices with shipping costs.

UTAS Textbook Sell/Swap/Buy

This is a Facebook group that UTAS students can advertise to sell, wanted to buy or swap second hand textbooks.

Student VIP Textbook

The Textbook Exchange is a second hand textbook site and is a 100% free service for Student VIP members.


Booktopia sells e-books from a wide variety of international and local publishers with a fixed $7.95 postage on any order.

The Campus Bookstore

The Campus Bookstore has no joining or membership fees and offers free postage throughout Australia. They also stock a large range of Nursing and Medical equipment and supplies.

The Book Depository

The Book Depository is based in the UK and usually dispatches orders within 48 hours with free shipping worldwide.

Fish Pond

You are able to purchase discounted new textbooks from Fish Pond. Includes free shipping.

Borrowing or downloading texts

UTAS Library

Many textbooks are now available free in .pdf or e-book format for viewing online, through the UTAS Library web portal.


The ULANZ Scheme allows students to borrow from other libraries around Australia and New Zealand. You can find out more here.

The service is an in-person, face-to-face service, and so it isn’t operating at the moment due to Covid-19.
It may cost $55 to join the other library, but thanks to SSAF the TUSA is able to reimburse these costs. If you require reimbursement, please complete the form here.

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