The UCF campus (Photo by Be.Futureproof)

The University of Central Florida, often abbreviated as UCF, is a large public educational institution in Orlando, Florida, With over 58,000 students taking classes at UCF each year, the school has the second-largest student body in the United States. Its athletic teams are known as the Knights. When it comes to academics, UCF students know they need the right books and materials for their classes. Check out these stores on and around campus to find the best deals on textbooks:

The official UCF campus textbook supplier is the University of Central Florida Bookstore. It’s located at 4000 Central Florida Boulevard in Building #26,  a.k.a. the John T. Washington Center. The store sells all the course materials for UCF students and faculty. These include new, used, and rental options. Renting books is an awesome way to save money. E-books are available for download from the store, and they are much cheaper than buying the regular textbooks if in fact the ones you need are available in e-book format. This store also sells UCF Knights gear for fans of all ages. In addition, the bookstore partners with other companies to offer students special discounts on a wide range of items. Stop in to find out more.

College Book and Supply (CB&S) is another smart choice for buying your textbooks and other supplies. It’s in downtown Orlando close to campus at 12140 Collegiate Way. This store has tons of options on how to buy your books and has plenty of used books on its shelves. You are guaranteed to save money when you shop here. Rental options are available on books, too.

Gray’s College Bookstore is a fantastic source of cheap textbooks. Their inventory includes both new and used books, but you are more likely to find a few more used books at cheaper prices when you shop here. It is a bit outside of downtown Orlando in Oviedo at 4250 Alafaya Trail, Suite #240. However, it is worth the 20-minute drive from downtown because you can avoid the long lines by shopping off the beaten track. Gray’s also sells plenty of UCF gear and apparel for other Florida schools.

Textbooks Plus at 6441 East Colonial Drive in downtown Orlando has a huge selection of textbooks for UCF students. The staff is very willing to work with students on getting them the best deals on books, so stop in and bring your book list, and you’ll be walking out in no time with the stuff you must have for each of your classes. Call them at 407-249-1912 for more details.