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Hey, if you're in school and are having trouble paying for your textbooks, search them up on libgen.io to find them for free.

I'm realizing that a lot of people at my college don't know this and are skipping meals to afford overpriced textbooks, so it may help someone on here too.

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@chloecat @witchy feel it is important to point out that libgen is blocked in the EU so it's worth having a VPN if you can afford it

@radoptimist @chloecat @witchy RiseUp VPN is free FWIW! Iffy bandwidth and IDK how secure it actually is, but it seems maybe reasonable for this purpose...

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That's amazing!! Thank you so much for showing me!! I can't wait to link some of my classmates to it lol

@chloecat I've saved hundreds of dollars with this! It's worth saying too, your mobile phone camera is probably good enough to "scan" in your physical books too!

@chloecat It might be that I just got lucky but I have been able to find a few textbooks by googling a random phrase from a textbook in quotes, eg google.com/search?q=%22Hard+co

@chloecat I'm not sure how up-ot-date this list is, but it also might give a few hints to those who need them.

@chloecat Thank you. A friend tipped me to libgen.io and I didn't bookmark it, or I forgot about the site because I'm not an academic. I do find it very useful.

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