Resources available to students
Where Do We Buy Textbooks?
During the first week of classes for the Fall and Winter semesters, textbooks are available in the Little Room, located across the hall from the College Store in Chase Hall. After the first week of Fall and Winter classes and all during Short Term classes, textbooks are available, through finals, in the text area of the College Store.
How much will my books cost?
Prices vary from class to class. We provide as many used books as possible to help lower the cost of your books. Used books are priced at a 25% savings over new books. We accept cash, check, major credit cards and financial aid. If you will be paying with financial aid, please stop into the Registrar and Student Financial Services Office first.
What if I need to return a book?
All returns must be accompanied by a receipt. Books may be returned during the first three days of the fall and winter semesters and the first three days of Short Term. New books must be clean and unmarked, and plastic wrapped books must be returned in their original wrap. After the return period has ended, books may only be returned with a drop slip from the registrar within one week of dropping or when a student has withdrawn from the College. View a copy of the full text return policy with dates for the current term (see link to left).
What do I do with my textbooks at the end of the semester?
Three times during the academic year used book wholesalers come to campus for Book Buy-Back, giving students a chance to sell unwanted books. The dates for Buy-Back are finals week of the fall semester, finals week of the winter semester and the last week of short term in the foyer in front of the College Store. Books which will be used by the College the following semester and the College Store has received an order from the professor, are purchased back at up to 50% of the new list price. If the book is not being used next semester, the price is set by the wholesaler based on the national demand for that title. Typically it is 10-30% of the new list price.