For my history class I had to buy the text book at a local store. It was not cheap either because I had to pay around 20 euros. In america, my school pays for all the text books and lends them to the students. Besides this, if a student damages or looses the school book he or she must pay for it. The library is also expensive. I wanted to borrow some CD's and I had to pay even though I am going to bring them back. I am so much more thankful for the things I have in america now that I realize how difficult it is here.