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)

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 from 9am - 3:30pm
    • 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, April 27, 2015 (All day)
Textbook Sell Back for the Calgary Campus will be held at the Calgary Campus office (S6033A) on the...
Monday, April 27, 2015 (All day)
Textbook Sell Back for the Lethbridge Campus will be held on the following dates and times: April...