Textbook Sell-Back

What is a Sell-back?

  • The service of purchasing your used textbooks back from you at the end of a semester
  • Purchase receipt is not required as this is not a return; see Textbook Return Policy

Inadmissible Items

  • Workbooks
  • Coursepacks
  • Incomplete packages (e.g. missing CDs)
  • Digital materials (e.g. Jumpbooks, Access Codes and online textbooks)

Why We Buy

  • Recycling your textbooks is good for the environment
  • Saves students money
    • Cash back to sellers
    • Allows returning students to purchase used books

How We Buy

1. For the Bookstore

  • The demand is determined by
  • You will receive 50% of the current new retail price.


 2. For Used-book Wholesalers

  •  If a title is not required by the Bookstore for the next semester or we have sufficient copies, we will check lists provided to us by the used-book wholesalers.
    • The used-wholesalers determine a market value for the book based on supply and demand. 

When To Sell 

  • Year round sell-back
    • In-store; at the Information Counter Monday to Friday from 9am - 4:00pm
    • Special times and locations will be publicized. Click here for times
  • End of each semester
    • Exam Week
  • First month of classes

How We Pay

  • Cashless buyback
    • Money owed to you will be loaded onto your Debit Card.
    • Receive an extra 10% if you load your money onto a U of L giftcard!

Events Calendar

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 09:00
Textbook sellback will be December 11 - 15, 2017 from 9am-4pm at the Bookstore's back door.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:45

The Bookstore will be closing at 11:45am on Tuesday December 12th. Textbook ...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:00
Textbook Sellback will be December 18-20, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at the Calgary Campus office, Room #...