Shop online for textbooks in one of three easy ways:

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Reserve your books

Reserve your books online to avoid the lines and save money by getting first pick of used and rental books.

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Automatic List / I-Compare

Sign-in with your BYU-Idaho username and password to automatically see which books are listed for your classes and/or compare prices here.

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Search Manually

If you know the department, course number, and section number of your courses, you can look them up manually and/or compare prices here.

Rental Return, Buyback, and Textbook FAQ

Textbook Buyback 

Books are placed on the Buyback list if:

  • An instructor has requested it for a future semester.
  • It is the correct edition and in good condition.
  • There is a national need for the book if not used on campus.
  • The book is not overstocked from prior semesters.
  • It does not have tear-out pages and is not a workbook.
  • It is not a packet with required 1-time use software.

University Policy

The University Store will purchase used books regardless of where the books were originally purchased. Buyback quantities on an individual title may be limited. Bring your books to Buyback as soon as possible. Bring all CDs, books, or other package components to Buyback. If it was purchased as a package, it is bought back as a package. Watch for the posted Buyback dates. Buyback for the University Store is offered at the end of each semester. Wholesale buyback is available at any time at the Textbook Information Desk (lower prices given at wholesale buyback). Some classes may be taught on a periodic basis. If your book is not on the current buyback list, it may be placed on a future buyback list. Some textbooks are useful reference for related classes and believe it or not, may even have value in your lifelong personal library after college.