<p>There are sooo many options out there - renting, swapping, etextbooks, etc... what is really the cheapest way to get your books without spending all your money for the month ? :)</p>

<p>Borrow from friends/family, and get the rest off of Amazon.</p>

<p>Check the school library. They may own the book or your prof might have put a copy on reserve.</p>

<p>I use Amazon and Bookrenter when I can. What I like about Amazon is that I get the books for dirt cheap and still sell them back to the school bookstore and actually make a bit of a profit.
I rent the most expensive ones like for my Organic Chemistry class.</p>