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    zian said:

    General Tips:
    1. Get a library card and find out how interlibrary loan works.
    2. Start collecting lists of books to read (like you're doing here)

    Some of my favorite computer-related books (besides Code Complete and Don't Make me Think):
    The Design of Everyday Things
    Toward Zero-Defect Programming
    Building The Perfect PC
    (if you're at all interested in the hardware inside)
    The New Way Things Work (slightly dated but still a highly accurate depiction of how things work at a slightly lower level)

    find out how interlibrary loan works.

    QFT. Interlibrary load helped me out immensely in grad school. Also 2 more things: my school provided free subscriptions to both IEEE Xplore and O'Reilly Safari, but didn't advertise this anywhere.