The Bookstore can order any book you need for your classes this semester. Even if you professor has not yet shared his or her textbook information, simply present your class syllabus to a staff member when you arrive.
While purchasing a used textbook from the bookstore and selling it back at the end of the term may be the cheapest option, the upfront savings of a Rental program may be desirable. To give students more options, we are providing the option to rent some of the most popular textbooks on campus.
When you are selecting the books for your courses you will have the option to select Used, New, e-Textbook, or Rental (if available) copies. Simply select the rental button and complete your order, providing the credit card information to be kept on file during the rental period.
Buyback Policy (How to Sell Your Books)
The bookstore has a buyback policy. To ensure that you sell your books back at the right price, please read the following requirements:
- We buy back your books everyday.
- The best time to sell your used books is when finals start.
- We will pay you 50% of the book's new selling price if your professors have assigned it for the next term and the bookstore is not overstocked.
- If the book does not meet this criteria, prices are determined by the current national demand.
- Study guides and workbooks must be "like new" without any writing on their pages.
- All books must be in good condition.
- Some books have little or no monetary value. Out of print books and old editions are not in national demand and we can't buy them.
- Course packs and response pads have no buyback value.
Please remember: For the protection of the students on campus, we always require those selling books to show current student identification.
Low Price Matching Program
If a customer has proof that a competitor is selling a textbook for less than us, we'll match that price! Low price match is valid if the competitor is a brick-and-mortar store in the area, so online competitors and online textbook purchases are excluded. The low price match applies to textbooks that are identical in edition, condition, and status (new or used).
Textbook Tax Credit Available for Students!
Course materials now qualify for tax credit, so be sure to save your receipts as you may be eligible. "Textbook Tax Credit" is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's (ARRA) American Opportunity Tax Credit. The credit modifies the Hope Tax credit for tax years 2009 and 2010. The new credit has been increased by $700 and eligible costs now include course materials (books, supplies, and equipment). The maximum annual tax credit is now $2,500.
For more information, visit http://www.textbookaid.org