A term's course materials are generally available to order two weeks before the start of term. 

Wide Selection of Used Books and Rented Books

Every term, hundreds of students choose to rent or buy used textbooks and save up to 55%! You can even highlight and make notes in rental textbooks. Simply return your books at the end of term or choose to keep them and pay the difference. For more information, visit our FAQ page.

Digital Course Materials

Get your digital course materials for classes. 

Sell Back your Books and Pay for Unreturned Rental Books

UBC Okanangan students can check the value of their books here.


Textbook Ordering

For instructors who need an ordering link, receive your password by logging into Verba Collect. You're encouraged to order your course materials by the deadlines for each semester to ensure that students have the course materials available to them by start of term.

Please have your course orders submitted by the following dates:

  • September Term – May 1st
  • January Term – October 1st
  • May Term – March 1st
  • July Courses – April 1st
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Custom Course Packs for Curriculum

Ordering your custom course packs from UBC is on average at least 33% cheaper. Please review the most up-to-date information on copyright rules and email custom.course@ubc.ca with any questions you have. Please note you will need to create an account with Verba Collect to order custom course materials online...read more

Open Educational Resources

The UBC Bookstore works with instructors to provide Open Educational Resources  that are freely available for students, to be used for educational purposes. Learn how to find OER's and add them to your course curriculum.

Contacts for Textbooks Publishers

Search and locate our list of publisher representatives.