I’ve had to switch courses and I don’t need my textbooks. Can I return them?

Wasn’t feeling a class? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Generally, the Bookstore’s refund period is 14 days from date of purchase. However, at the start of the September and January terms, we extend the refund period to the add/drop date. Be sure to keep your receipt and return in the original condition by the…

Why can’t I use my used copy for a Canvas course? Why do only UBC Bookstore copies work?

All purchases are verified and connected to your CWL account for access, which requires you to purchase the materials through the UBC Bookstore in order to get a receipt that provides the redemption codes. If the cashiers swipe your student card at the time of purchase, this will automatically grant you access . If you…

What have you actually done to address textbook costs? What is the UBC Bookstore doing to lower costs?

We’re consistently looking for new options and ways to reduce the costs of textbooks to students. 1. RENTAL BOOKS – rental saves up to 55%. We were one of the first campuses in Canada to introduce rental books. This enables a student to rent used books at up to 55% OFF. This means that if…

How much will my textbooks cost and what payment options are there?

The average cost for Term 1 Arts or Commerce textbooks is $400.00 and for Science $700.00. If you choose used digital, the cost will be much lower.  UBC Bookstore accepts Canadian currency (in-store only), Visa, Mastercard, American Express (in-store only, WeChat (in-store only), AliPay (in-store only) and Interac (debit cards, in store only). You may…