|Should I buy all the books on my course?|
No! If you did you will have spent the entirety of your student loan, overdraft and any savings in one go! Use your common sense basically: The University Library is good.
The 4-hour loan section is really useful - it is where all of the most popular and needed texts from each course sit. Photocopying costs money but is cheaper than buying every book when you won't need every chapter anyway. You can buy cheaper second hand books online especially through Amazon marketplace. Also look out for the notice boards in your departments - students will be keen to get rid of their old books for the extra cash. Share the cost of books with friends on your course. Agree that one of you will buy certain books and the other person will but other different books and then share them. Get books off your fresher parents or friends in older years - just ask!