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    How reliable is the library for the university's computer science course? Will I have to buy any textbooks myself, or will I be able to borrow them all from the library? Because I heard textbooks can be pretty expensive for university.
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    (Original post by AlgeBrains)
    How reliable is the library for the university's computer science course? Will I have to buy any textbooks myself, or will I be able to borrow them all from the library? Because I heard textbooks can be pretty expensive for university.
    All the books on your recommended reading list should be available in the library, so I wouldn't worry too much. I wouldn't recommend buying any just yet because often you only really need a chapter or several pages from a book for reading I recommend asking people from the above years of your course?
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    (Original post by games211)
    All the books on your recommended reading list should be available in the library, so I wouldn't worry too much. I wouldn't recommend buying any just yet because often you only really need a chapter or several pages from a book for reading I recommend asking people from the above years of your course?
    How can I contact such people? Do I have to wait until I actually GET to university?
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    It's been a while since I was at the university/I did a different course but I found the library to be very reliable. As the user above suggests, no need to buy them immediately and certainly no need to buy them all. I waited until I had been to a few introductory lectures and settled in before deciding on buying any textbooks - I did get a couple as I found myself always checking them out, but for everything else I rarely had trouble finding books in the library or materials online.
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    Don't buy the books, ever. Massive amounts of money for a few references. You can access everything your course requires you to read via the library, but with CompSci that won't be a huge amount.
 
 
 
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