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Important Textbook Information

Information about Textbook Buyback at the End of the Academic Year

Our traditional process of buying back selected textbooks is not taking place at this time. At the end of the academic year, we will provide online market options for students to sell their textbooks. Additional information and guidance will be provided soon. It is recommended that you keep your textbooks at this time.

Information about Textbook Rentals

We are extending the rental return deadline beyond the original May 16, 2020 return date to Saturday, September 5, 2020. If you are not returning to Cornell for the fall semester, we will provide a solution for returning your rentals at no expense to you. Again, it is recommended that you keep your rented textbooks at this time. If you wish to permanently keep your rented textbooks, you may do so by converting your rental to purchase by contacting us.

Free Access to Digital Course Materials

VitalSource and RedShelf are now offering up to seven (7) titles to borrow for free now through May 25, 2020. Learn More

Coursepacks

Students who still need a coursepack or course reader should contact textbooks@cornell.edu for details on placing an order.

Physical Textbooks

Students who wish to purchase a physical textbook should log into their booklist at Cornellstore.com. If the book is not available for order, please contact textbooks@cornell.edu and we can look into placing a reorder.

Rentals

The Cornell Store has extended the rental return deadline for spring 2020 textbooks to Saturday, September 5, 2020. If you are not returning to Cornell in the fall, you may obtain a prepaid return label by submitting a contact form request or calling us toll free at (800) 624-4080. If you wish to keep your rented textbooks permanently, you may do so by converting your rental to purchase by contacting Customer Care at (800) 624-4080 or by submitting a contact form request.

Buyback

Information regarding textbook buyback options will be provided by early April.

Summer Textbooks

Information regarding summer textbooks will be shared at a later date as details are confirmed.

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