My Textbooks

To find your textbooks for the coming or current term, log in through PAWS to see your booklist. From there, you can view or print your list to buy your books in store, or you can buy your books online.

Textbooks Pick-Up (Ordering Online)

Shop usask Bookstore Textbook pick up will be located in Place Riel in room 103.5 (the doors just before entering the ramp).
Hours will be 8:30-4 Monday through Friday. Identification is required for pick up.

Alternatively, customers can request to pick their orders up from Shop usask Health Sciences or Shop usask AgBio. 
Please note - customers must have relevant material in their basket for this option to be available. For example, a vet textbook has to be in the basket for Shop usask AgBio to become a pick up option. 

Customers ordering by midnight on Thursday, August 31st can pick up their orders any time after 8 am September 5th.
All other orders will receive an email alerting them their order is ready for pick up (1-2 business days after order is placed)

Textbook Returns

Textbooks and course materials may be returned to the Main Bookstore, Health Sciences Bookstore or North 40 for a refund within 14 days of purchase. Textbooks which include CDs, software or access codes as part of the package are not returnable if the internal seal is broken. All lab manuals and course packages are non-returnable.

Please remember that you will require a valid University of Saskatchewan Bookstore receipt to return any product.

Extended Returns Period

At the beginning of each major session, the normal return period for textbooks is extended to coincide with registration deadlines for class changes and drops.

2017 Extended Return Period starts August 1, 2017. Any students that buy their texts in August are able to return them – in store bought condition and with a receipt – up until the deadline to drop classes without financial penalty. 

No Returns Period

There is a NO RETURNS period for textbooks at the end of each major session. From late November to mid-December and from late March to the end of April, all textbook and course materials sales are final. During these periods, please be certain you have the correct book before making your purchase.

Textbook Buybacks

How do I sell my used textbooks?

The Main Bookstore in Marquis Hall buys back used textbooks in-store on a year-round basis. Simply bring your book into the store and an associate will be able to search the title to see if we are buying the book and let you know the value of your used text. 

Buyback of used textbooks is determined based on a number of factors:

  • Nationwide demand for the textbook
  • Whether the Instructor is reusing the text in the next term
  • Projected needs for the text

When is the best time to sell my books?

We have the highest volume of text buybacks before and during the beginning of each new term: August-September, December-January, and April. During these high-volume times, Retail Services will set up a secondary Buyback location in Upper Place Riel where students can bring their books.

Open Textbooks

Visit Open at the U of S to learn more about Open Educational Resources.