Individuals can purchase used textbooks from Pearson and other textbook publishers from various websites; however, Pearson notes that these used books may not include the subscription access codes needed for some courses. Some websites that offer used textbooks include eBay, Chegg, Biblio, Amazon, Valorebooks and Barnes & Noble. Price comparison websites such as Abebooks and Albris can be helpful for finding the best price for a specific book.
Alternatives to buying used textbooks include renting physical textbooks and purchasing or renting e-books. According to Today, Pearson has an agreement with the e-book website CourseSmart to offer their books. Students could also check with a local library, borrow books from friends or consider purchasing an older version of a book to save money.