Book Buy Back

Students may sell their used books to the Bookstore for cash during Book Buy Back. A student ID is required for buy back, but a receipt is not.  Book Buy Back is a service provided to the students during finals week of each semester.  Dates and times may vary but generally it is the first 3 days of finals week in the fall and spring semesters, and 1 day for the summer semester.  Exact date and times will be posted on campus and on the website in advance for each event.

Textbooks purchased as "New" and still used for the following semester may be sold for 50% of the oringinal list price.  "Used" textbooks still in use may be sold for 30% of the new original list price. All accesories purchased with the text must be included when sold to receive full buy back value.

Factors that will affect buy back value:

  • If the book has been re-adopted for the upcoming semester.
  • If a new edition has been issued by the publisher.
  • The condition of the book.  Damaged covers or bindings, water damage, excessive writing or highlighting, etc.
  • The inventory already in stock at the bookstore.  We purchase only for quanitities needed for the following semester.  Buy back quantities may be filled before the buy back ends.
  • Loose leaf textbooks, workbooks, and access codes can not be resold.

Wholesale purchase is an additional service available to the students.  Textbooks not being repurchased by our store but of value to other retailers may be bought from the students.  These wholesale values are set by the wholesale company and are less than our 50-30% value.  This option is available during our regular buy back.

Online students may mail their textbooks in for buy back, however, they must be received by the bookstore before the final day of buy back.  Students must include their Student ID number and valid address for a check to be mailed out.  Package needs to be marked Buy Back.  Books of no value or received after the close of buy back will not be returned unless the student pays for shipping charges.

It is highly recommended that students sell their textbooks at the end of each semester.