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Book Options

It's Good to have Options.

We are committed to making course materials affordable and accessible for University of Dayton students by offering all course materials in as many formats as we can at the best possible prices. In addition to new books, the Bookstore offers used, rental, and e-books for courses whenever possible for those students who want to save money or minimize their environmental impact.

Textbook Options

New textbooks are often the most expensive option at the Bookstore, but in some cases, loose-leaf copies are available at a fraction of the cost. Loose-leaf textbooks are exactly what they sound like; the textbook is loose-leaf paper with three hole punches to put in a 3-ring binder. The Bookstore sells a variety of binders for you to choose from for your loose-leaf textbooks.

While loose-leaf textbooks are a great option that we love to keep in stock, they are not offered for all textbooks.

It is important to note that loose-leaf textbooks cannot be refunded if the shrink wrap has been removed. Additionally, the Bookstore cannot buy back loose-leaf textbooks at the end of the academic semester.

Used books cost about 25% less than their new counterparts. Oftentimes, these books are just as good as new, with the added bonus of already having the important parts of the book highlighted! Also, by purchasing used books, you'll reduce your environmental impact, both in paper and shipping waste. Look for the yellow "USED" sticker on a book's spine to see if used copies are available.

Used books are available as part of our Book Buyback Program. At the end of each semester, bring your books back to the Bookstore to receive up to 50% of the new book price, regardless of where you bought the book or whether you bought the book new or used.

Hundreds of e-book titles are available through the Bookstore, both online and in the store. E-books are priced lower than the cost of a new textbook and are easily accessible on nearly any device you use.

  • For Fall 2023, the last day for a full textbook refund (with or without dropping a course) is September 11, 2023.
    • All drops are verified in Banner
    • All textbook sales are final after this date.
  • Our refund policy is posted on the back of receipts.



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