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Buyback Information

Student Textbook Buyback for Spring 2018

Check us out for the most CASH back, sell your textbooks for CASH April 26 - May 5.

Look for the 9 Campus Store buyback locations around Campus and in the valley to sell your used textbooks

back for up to 50%. All textbooks are considered for buyback, we'll buy back 1000's of books.

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April 25 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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Retail Buyback Dates & Hours

Location Dates Times
U Campus Store April 26 - May 5
Regular Store Hours
Health Sciences Store April 26 - May 5
Regular Store Hours

Satellite Campuses and Other Locations

Location Dates Times
Sandy One Campus Store April 26 - May 5
Regular Store Hours
10011 Centennial Parkway, Suite 150

Cash for Books Details

  • We will check the buyback price of all your textbooks, even books from past semesters.
  • Limit 1 copy per title per student.
  • Current valid Ucard required for ALL buyback transactions.
  • Books must be in good condition based on our assessment.
  • No damaged books, such as books with missing or torn pages or covers, books with stains or water damage or books with broken bindings.
  • International editions, instructor's annotated or review copies, library copies, digital versions, loose leaf (binder-ready) editions, and customer editions for universities others than The University of Utah are not eligible.
  • Also excluded are:
    • Class notes or course packs
    • Components or part of sets, such as CD's or access codes
    • Workbooks, study guides and solution manuals
    • Non-required study aids such as Barcharts, 501 Verb Title and Dictionaries
    • Any supply items, such as lab goggles.
  • $2 Guarantee only applies during end-of-semester promotion
  • The University of Utah Campus Store reserves the right to determine which items qualify for buyback.
  • The Campus store makes every effort to get you the highest possible price for your used books.
  • Textbook buyback operates on a first-come, first serve basis so bring your books back early to get the best price.
  • Some titles are guaranteed buyback, meaning you always get 50% cash back. See an textbook associate for details.
  • Sign your textbooks up for Buyback Alerts. You'll get an alert sent directly to your email when we are buyback your used books plus when you sign up you will be able to sell your books to other students using Used Books Classifieds.

What can I do to help keep textbook prices low and get the most CASH back for my books?

  • Ask your professor if you REALLY need the newest edition. Reusing older editions means more cheap used textbooks for you and your classmates.
  • Ask your professor if they have submitted their "Textbook Adoptions." We rely heavily on the timely submission of required and recommended textbook information from your faculty member to order more used textbook on time and avoid any unnecessary rush shipping or other fees associated with last-minutes orders
  • Buy and sell your textbooks ON CAMPUS. When you buy and sell your books on campus, your helping reduce the costs of your textbooks the following semester-just like the class in front of you helped you by selling their book on campus. Pay it forward. Buy and sell your textbooks in store and online at
  • Shop for your textbooks early online at Shopping early gives you a better chance of getting USED and RENTAL versions of your textbooks which can save you up to 60%.
  • Sell your textbooks back as early as possible. The quantity of titles being bought back by the Campus Store is limited and can be reached at any time.

What Influences the resale value of my books?

  • If the instructor has notified the Campus Store that the textbook will be reused and the store need additional copies. In this case you receive up to 50% of the new value for the books, but we only buyback the quantity necessary to meet the demands of that instructors class next semester.
  • The instructor has decided NOT to use the book again or has not submitted "Textbook Adoptions" indicating that the book will be reused. In this case we are unable to buy any copies for the store.
  • The Campus Store has already purchased a sufficient quantity to meet the projected need for next semester.
  • If the books are not being used by the University of Utah (or we have reached our limit), we may buyback books for resale at other colleges in the United States and Canada. This is determined by a wholesaler and national demands.
  • The textbook has been published in an updated version; the current version is obsolete at the time of buyback. One this happens the book has little to no value to bookstores across the nation.
  • The condition of your book. Books that have missing or damaged pages, excessive highlighting or notes, water damage, or are excessively soiled may not be bought back.