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Tip Jar Post #15: Save Money @ The Libraries

two students talk outside on the blacktop about ways the libraries can save them money
Getting a degree is expensive and with all the delights that Austin has to offer, it can be hard to manage your bank account without going into the red. Why not let the Libraries help save you a few dollars? Here’s a few ways we can help:
  • Of course, you can always check out books instead of buying them, but the Libraries also offer items like calculators, cameras, and other equipment that you can borrow. You can even check out the latest CDs and DVDs to host your own dance party or movie screening in your dorm room.
  • We know it can sometimes be a hassle to figure out what the library does or doesn’t have, so installing the LibX add-on will let you know what’s available from the libraries wherever you’re searching on the web from Amazon.com to Google Scholar to Wikipedia.
  • And if you’ve skipped on buying a printer for college, you can always come to the Libraries to print or copy for just 13 cents a page — or scan something to send to yourself for free.
  • Perhaps you’re already preparing for the next step in your career by applying for a graduate school. Need to brush up on the entrance exams, but don’t want to spend the cash? Use the Testing and Education Reference Center database to prepare for the GRE, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT and more.
Check out this video to learn more about the ways you can use the above services to save you money. And be sure to turn up your speakers or plug in your headphones, because this video has audio.
[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/28511450[/vimeo]
If you’re curious about other ways the libraries can keep help, please make sure to ask! We were once in college too, so we feel you!
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