We wish we had more, too! Unfortunately, demand exceeds availability. However, we are now buying books back from multiple campuses to increase the supply. If the edition is changed year upon year, we cannot sell the used book – unfortunately, this is beyond our control.
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 the Required textbooks. Required textbooks contain the basis of the course and will be referred to frequently. Alternate textbooks are variations on 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….
All textbooks are now in alphabetical order by author. Go to one of our terminals and print off your alphabetical book list. Then look for the shelf tag for your course. Can’t find your book? Ask our staff – we’re pretty cool and know a thing or two.
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 may have no Canadian rights, your department or professor may have submitted a late request for your book, enrolment may have increased or classes added….