We wish we had more, too! Unfortunately, our used textbook purchase and resale program is currently on hold. Please check our website for future updates.
The key dates for textbook returns change each term however, we start returning unsold textbooks to the publishers six weeks after the first day of term. To ensure you can buy your textbooks, we strongly recommend you purchase your books at the beginning of term.
Your lovely professors/instructors choose your Required textbooks. Required textbooks contain the basis of the course and will be referred to frequently. Alternative textbooks are variations of the required textbook that deliver the same content but in a different format. For example, your instructor may have selected an eBook and access code as the Required Textbook….
Our textbooks area is located in the back of the UBC Bookstore. Go to one of our book list terminals and print off your alphabetical book list. Circle the items you would like to purchase and give the list to one of our helpful staff who will be happy to find your book(s) for you.
You can print out your personalized textbook list in-store. Or search for your required course materials for each course online.
UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, you have two options: You can order your textbooks online. If ordering online and you’re living on or close to campus, please choose the Pick-Up option to pick up your books when you’re back on campus. Please ensure you bring your order number and your student ID. If you want…
Afraid not folks. To help us prepare for the next semester, we return all overstock to the publishers. This allows us to have shelf space ready for when the following semester’s/term’s textbooks arrive. If you need textbooks, it is advisable to purchase them at the beginning of the semester.Textbook returns begin about six weeks after…
Each custom course pack has been handpicked and given hours of dedication to put together. As such (and to comply with Copyright law), we ask that you don’t photocopy, scan or reproduce these for use other than for yourself. Please and thank you.
Firstly, we commend you on your organizational skills! There are many reasons why your textbook is not available on your first day: the publisher may be out of stock or impacted by shipping delays, your department or professor may have submitted a late request for your book, enrolment may have increased or classes added. These…
We accept both Visa and Mastercard credit cards and UBC Bookstore Gift Cards for online orders. We cannot accept American Express or debit cards for online orders.