The Robert Morris campus (Photo by vonderauvisuals)

Robert Morris University is a private university in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. The school first opened in 1921 and enrolls over 5,000 students today, most of whom are undergraduates. The school has 21 athletic teams that are known as the Colonials. Fittingly, red, white, and blue are the official school colors. Robert Morris students have a few options on where to pick up their textbooks before each semester begins. The following places are the best locations to look for course materials:

The Robert Morris University Bookstore is the primary textbook outlet at RMU. Housed on the first floor of the Nicholson Center at 6001 University Boulevard, this bookstore is fully stocked with all of the materials that Robert Morris students need in order to succeed in their academic lives. When you shop here, you can be assured that you are getting the correct materials since the school’s faculty works directly with the store. You will find a number of options on textbooks here. These include brand new books, used books for up to 25% off, books for rent for savings of up to 50% off, and digital textbooks for savings of up to 60% off. More and more books are being made in digital formats and are being made available for rent, so you can really save some cash by going those routes if you choose. In addition to textbooks, you will find school supplies like backpacks, notebooks, binders, pens, and pencils. You can also purchase discounted computer hardware and software. The store partners with local retailers to offer even more savings to students. Most of the items available in the store are also available for purchase online for your convenience.

An off-campus option in nearby Pittsburgh is Half Price Books. Located at 4932 McKnight Road in downtown Pittsburgh, HPB is only a short drive from the Robert Morris campus. It’s a great place to shop for textbooks because of all the savings you will enjoy. You will find a wide variety of textbooks and course materials plus tons of other books for your reading pleasure. HPB sells lots of textbooks for up to 90% off what their regular prices. These include both new and used books. It’s hard to beat prices like that. Plus you can sell back your used books to the store for great buyback prices. Entertainment items available here include CD’s, DVD’s, and a wide selection of novels and bestsellers.

If you can’t find your textbooks in these bookstores be sure to look online and use to compare prices from the largest online booksellers. Shopping around is the only true way to save money on your textbooks and school supplies.