Brookings, SD, home of South Dakota State University (Photo by Matthew Johnson)

South Dakota State University is a large public university located in Brookings, South Dakota. The school was originally established in 1881 and now has a student population of over 12,000. Most students at the school are enrolled in undergraduate programs. South Dakota State is the largest institution of higher education in the Mount Rushmore State. Yellow and blue are the official school colors. Students who attend the school know how much it means to shop around for textbooks to get the best possible prices on them. These bookstores are the best places to look for books in the area:

The University Bookstore, which is housed right inside the Student Union in the heart of campus, is the primary outlet for textbooks and course supplies at South Dakota State University. This store is fully stocked with all the required and recommended items for students taking classes in all academic disciplines at the school. This store offers a cool e-newsletter with great offers and specials on textbooks, so you should definitely sign up for it. As for the merchandise available here, you can either buy or rent your textbooks. Rentals will save you up to 55% off the regular prices of new books. Plus renting is available in-store and online. Need a new laptop or computer supplies? Hobotech is a branch of the bookstore that offers discounted computers and technology items, including a line of Apple products. Other merchandise for sale includes graduation items, general books, dorm supplies, and plenty of athletic gear to show your support for the hometown team.

Textbooks 4 Less, formerly known as Textbook Outlet at 1816 Sixth Street is a great option for buying your textbooks off-campus. Conveniently situated about a half-mile from campus at 1816 Sixth Street in downtown Brookings, Textbooks 4 Less practices the name of its store every single day by selling textbooks for less. The store carries a variety of textbooks and offers various methods on how students can get them, including a number of books available for rent. To find out if your textbooks are in stock and how much they cost, call the store today at 605-697-5763. You should also check out the store’s Facebook page to learn more about it. You could also win free textbooks for a semester by “liking” this page.

It’s always a good idea to use during your textbook search to help you locate the most inexpensive textbooks on your list. Since there are limited options on where to purchase books in the Brookings area, consider buying some of them online if you can’t find them elsewhere.