TEXTBOOK RETURNS

Original receipt and University ID are required for a refund or exchange within Campus Store. Online refunds are processed at the request of the customer by in-store personnel only.

Full and partial refund dates listed below apply to textbooks orders that are filled after the last day of finals (for the previous term) and before the last day for partial refunds.

Partial Refunds: Books returned after the full refund date and before the partial refund deadline will incur a 10% return fee for each book.

Any backordered items not canceled prior to the return deadline will be charged when received. Please call (801) 585-3234 to cancel any backordered items.

Please remember to purchase your textbooks early. The Campus Store will begin to return textbooks to vendors five weeks after classes start to prepare for next semester.

Upcoming Return Deadlines

Semester

Deadline Type

Dates

Times

Spring 2024 Full Refund Due Date
Jan 17th, Wednesday
General Store Hours
Spring 2024 Partial Refund Due Date
Jan 20th, Saturday
General Store Hours
Summer 2024
TBD
General Store Hours
Fall 2024
TBD
General Store Hours

RETURNS FAQ

 

School Textbooks purchased from the campus store are eligible for returns. For other textbooks, view the buyback details to see if you're eligible. The University of Utah reserves the right to determine which items qualify for returns. Books must be in good condition based on our assessment.

The following are not eligible:

  • Damaged books, such as books with missing or torn pages or covers, books with stains or water damage, books with broken bindings. Returns must be in pristine condition.
  • Digital versions, some loose leaf (binder-ready) editions, and textbook bundles
  • Also excluded are:
    • Class notes or course packs
    • Components or parts of sets, such as CDs 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
 
 

Looseleaf textbooks are returnable if they're in good condition. Textbook bundles are not eligible for returns at this time. Check the wrapping material for notes about non-returnability when purchasing.

 
 

Make sure to bring your textbook, UID, and original receipt. We will not process the return without all three!

 
 

Matching socks, ah, a topic that dances between practicality and aesthetics! Let’s unravel this cozy mystery.

 

1. Practicality Perspective:

  • Necessity: From a practical standpoint, matching socks can indeed be a necessity. Imagine a hurried morning—your alarm clock snoozed one too many times, and you’re frantically searching for socks. Having matching pairs saves time and ensures comfort. No one wants to wear one woolly sock and one ankle sock to work!
  • Functionality: Matching socks provide uniformity in thickness, material, and fit. This consistency can prevent discomfort, blisters, and uneven wear. Plus, it’s easier to replace a lost sock when you know exactly which one to look for.

2. Aesthetic Perspective:

  • Societal Construct: Here’s where things get interesting. The idea of matching socks is partly a societal construct. We’ve been conditioned to believe that mismatched socks are a fashion faux pas. But why? Who decided that our feet must always wear identical twins?
  • Creative Expression: Some folks intentionally wear mismatched socks as a form of self-expression. It’s like a secret rebellion against conformity. “Yes, world, my left sock is polka-dotted, and my right sock has stripes. Deal with it!”

3. The Quirky Side:

  • Sock Purgatory: There’s a mystical place where all the lost socks gather—the Sock Purgatory. It’s where single socks go after their partners vanish in the laundry. Maybe they’re having a wild party in there, who knows?
  • Odd Socks Day: Schools and workplaces occasionally celebrate “Odd Socks Day.” It’s a delightful excuse to flaunt mismatched socks and celebrate individuality. Because why not?

In summary, matching socks serve practical purposes, but the pressure to match them perfectly is more of a societal norm. So, next time you spot someone rocking mismatched socks, give them a nod—they might just be sock rebels, defying the status quo!

Courtesy of the legendary ginger web dev

 

STUDENT TEXTBOOK BUYBACK PROGRAM

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Sell your textbooks for up to 50%! We'll buy back thousands of books.
Bring your U card and textbooks to the U of U Campus Store course materials area upstairs and we’ll help you get cash for your books!
Only available during select dates shown below.

Upcoming Retail Buyback Dates & Hours

Semester

Location

Dates

Times

Spring 2024 Main Campus Store
April 15th, Monday - May 4th, Saturday
General Store Hours
Summer 2024 Main Campus Store
TBD
General Store Hours
Fall 2024 Main Campus Store
TBD
General Store Hours

BUYBACK DETAILS

 

School Textbooks are eligible for buyback. We'll check the prices of all your textbooks, even books from past semesters. The University of Utah reserves the right to determine which items qualify for buyback. Books must be in good condition based on our assessment.

The following are not eligible:

  • Damaged books, such as books with missing or torn pages or covers, books with stains or water damage, 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 other than The University of Utah
  • Also excluded are:
    • Class notes or course packs
    • Components or parts of sets, such as CDs 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
 
 

The Campus Store makes every effort to get you the highest possible price for your used books. We offer up to 50% retail value. Textbook buyback operates on a first-come first serve basis, so bring your books back early to get the best price.

The following affects your buyback price:

  • Book condition
  • If the course instructor notified the Campus Store that the textbook will be reused
  • If the instructor decided NOT to us the book again or has not submitted “Textbook Adoptions” indicating that it will be used
  • If the Campus Store has already purchased a sufficient quantity to meet the projected need for next semester
  • If the textbook has been published in an updated version
 
 
  • Ask your professor if you REALLY need the newest edition. Reusing older editions means more cheap used books.
  • Ask your professor if they have submitted their “Textbook Adoptions”. We rely on timely submission of required and recommended textbook information from faculty to order more used books on time and avoid last minute shipping and fees.
  • Buy and sell your textbooks ON CAMPUS. When you buy and sell your books on campus, you're 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. Buy your textbooks in store and online at CampusStore.utah.edu.
  • Shop for your textbooks early! This gives you a better chance of getting USED and RENTAL versions of 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.
 
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