San Jose, California - home of SJSU (Photo by The Tahoe Guy)

San Jose State University, commonly known as SJSU, is a major public institution of higher education located in downtown San Jose, California. Originally established in 1857, San Jose State is considered the oldest university on the west coast of the United States. The sports teams at the school are called the Spartans. SJSU currently enrolls about 33,000 students. When it comes to textbooks, there are some options for students on where to purchase them. The following bookstores are the best places to check out for textbooks:

The official bookstore at San Jose State is called Spartan Bookstore. Located in the heart of campus at 211 South 9th Street, Spartan Bookstore has a vast inventory with every textbook, study guide, and supplement that students need for their courses at SJSU. There are a number of options on books, including new, used, rental, and digital books. You can save so much money by either renting your books or getting digital copies of them. The store carries lots of Spartans items like t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and game-day gear so you’re ready for every sporting event. Additionally, you will find lots of discounted technology items for sale. This includes numerous HP name-brand items. You can buy graduation supplies, dorm supplies, and other school supplies like backpacks and binders as well.

Robert’s Bookstore at 330 South 10th Street is an excellent off-campus option for textbooks. Robert’s prides itself on providing some of the best prices on textbooks in San Jose. You can buy lots of used textbooks here, which aren’t always available at the campus bookstore. Of course there are plenty of new books as well, and these are priced affordably. Open Monday through Saturday, you can also find coupons for in-store purchases on the store’s website. The coupons are usually posted at the beginning of each semester, so make sure to check the site at that time. Textbook rentals are available and you can sell back your used books to the store for reasonable rates. There are plenty of other items for sale, including school supplies and Spartans merchandise.

Premier Off Campus Textbooks is another place that has very inexpensive textbooks and lots of options on how to get them. It is only a 15-minute drive from the San Jose State campus and is situated at 21269 Stevens Creek Boulevard in nearby Cupertino. The bookstore offers great prices on new and used textbooks for students in all majors. The store hours are also convenient, and the store is open late during peak times in the semester to accommodate students’ schedules as much as possible. In addition to buying books, you can also rent certain books and sell back your old textbooks to the store any time during the year. Although this store tends to serve DeAnza Community College students, books for students at San Jose State and any other local university are available here.