College students can purchase electronic versions of their textbooks and read them online at the Chegg and CourseSmart websites, and they can also find free digital textbooks at such sites as Boundless and the College Op... More » Education

It is possible for students to read high school level textbooks online. Online textbooks usually cost a fee, but free ones exist and usually come in a PDF format. More » Education

Most modern web browsers have built-in plug-ins that allow users to read online PDF textbooks simply by clicking a link. Older browsers without built-in PDF readers require a plug-in such as Adobe Reader. Some online res... More » Education

Bookboon, the College Open Textbook Collaborative, or Project Gutenberg may have the textbook required available for free online, suggests Dian Schaffhauser of Campus Technology. To locate a textbook for purchase online,... More » Education

You can order textbooks online through sites such as Chegg and Both of these sites typically offer college textbooks at lower prices than college bookstores, and both also give students the option to rent cer... More » Education

Students can find discounted textbooks on websites that offer new and used books at less than the retail price; some of these include Chegg, Amazon and AbeBooks. Other options include buying used textbooks from other stu... More » Education

While most online textbooks cost money, there are some sites that allow students to gain access to free online textbooks, according to Campus Technology. These sites typically earn money by selling advertising and offer ... More » Education