You can now rent your textbooks instead of buying them new or used. It is often a little less expensive to rent than to buy a used textbook and shipping is sometimes included in the price. However, prices and companies vary so be sure to compare the rental price, including shipping, against the price of the least expensive used or new textbook you can find.
Here are some websites for renting textbooks if you'd like to check out renting:
You should also read the Chicago Campus Library blog for information on other ways to save money on textbooks and tips for selling your textbooks when you're done with them.