Fall 2014 Textbooks - Dare to Compare!

Our average textbook cost is lower than other national retailers. Nobody is more aware of students' and parents' concerns about the cost of textbooks.

We love textbooks. Through our own research we have price compared thousands of textbooks with our competitors to ensure you get the best prices for textbooks. Shop with confidence knowing you are receiving the lowest prices, so why shop anywhere else?

To help offset your textbook costs, The College Stores has the largest selection of used textbooks and all of our textbooks are discounted.

Textbook rental: Textbook rental provides another option to help lower the overall cost of your course materials. How does it work? Click the link here and create an account, type in the ISBN numbers of the books you are interested in renting (Please be aware that not every book is available for rental), select your rental term, check out, and before you know it your books will be on the way. You will be sent an email notification, with tracking information, when your books ship.

Online Ordering: Beginning prior to the start of the semester and into the semester, you may go to our online order page and follow the prompts. You may pay with any major credit card and choose to pick your books up in Hewitt or have your books delivered to your home. It's that simple and convenient. Get access to the largest selection of used textbooks - saving you money!

This is how we save you money on textbooks:

  • Largest selection of used textbooks-We strive to buyback as many textbooks from our students to fulfill textbook quotas for the upcoming semester. We also have the resources to get books from all over the country to ensure our shelves are stocked full of used textbooks whenever possible.
  • Competitive pricing on used textbooks
  • All new textbooks are always discounted 10%
  • Textbook Rental
  • Add textbooks to your tuition bill through the Flex Plan-If you have excess financial aid, you may shift that into your Flex Plan through MyOswego. Flex Plan balances continually roll to the next semester, or, if you like, you may request that your balance be refunded at the end of the semester.
  • Buyback-Receive up to 50% of what you paid for the textbook at our end of the semester textbook buyback.

If you take the cost of the textbook in the beginning of the semester and apply the services and resources that The College Stores strive to provide (used textbooks, Buyback, and Buyback Bucks), you will find that The College Stores provides the lowest net cost of your textbooks.


Although you may sell your textbooks back to The College Stores any day, the best time to get the most value for textbooks is at our end of the semester buyback.This occurs on the Thursday of the final week of classes and continues until the last day of finals. Did you know that selling back your books to The College Stores not only saves you money, but it also helps other students? Being able to provide more used textbooks (our number one objective) helps lower textbooks costs for others the following semester. We would rather buyback textbooks from our students than use book supply dealers.

Our number one goal is to purchase your textbooks for 50% of the price you paid for them at the beginning of the semester. Thus, if you paid $100 for a textbook, you could receive up to $50 at the end of the semester.

For more information on textbook buyback...


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Taking an online course through the SUNY Learning Network in Summer 2014?  If you need to order a textbook or have any questions, please call Dave Buske, textbook manager, at (315) 312-2898.  We will add a standard $10.00 shipping fee plus tax.  All orders must be placed before 9:30am to ensure they will be sent out that day.  Orders placed after 9:30am, will be shipping to you the next business day.  We accept all major credit cards as well as your College Store Flex Plan.



Please find below helpful links to order your upcoming semester's textbooks, coursepack information, and other resources. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Dave Buske, Textbook Manager, at (315) 312-2898 or david.buske@oswego.edu