Important Textbook Information

Purchasing Spring Textbooks

This semester, students will purchase course materials through a new process—contactless shopping. Simply place your order online and we will quickly pull your items. You may pick up your order at the store or we can ship your order to any destination. To adhere to physical distancing guidelines, in-person textbook shopping and browsing is not available.

Spring 2021 textbook booklists are now available. Please note, not all courses materials are fully displayed and textbook requirements may change due to updates in course delivery (impacted by COVID-19).

Shop Your Personalized Booklist by Schedule

Within 24 hours of enrolling in classes, you’ll have access to your personalized booklist. You’ll see the required and optional books for your registered courses as well as the available formats. To view your booklist, log in to our website by clicking LOGIN in the top corner of this page and then select LOGIN FOR CORNELL USERS. Visit textbooks-by-schedule-instructions for detailed instructions.

Shop by Course

If you haven’t enrolled in classes yet or you want to see what course materials will be used in a particular class before enrolling, you can view textbooks by course without logging in.


To accommodate student enrollment and course changes, the refund deadline for textbook purchases made between January 8, 2021 and March 1, 2021 will be March 15, 2021. View the full textbook return policy.

Returning Textbook Rentals from Fall Semester

The rental return deadline for fall was December 19, 2020. If you still have rental textbooks from fall semester, please contact us or view your rental return options.

Textbook Buyback

At the close of each term, students are encouraged to sell back any unwanted textbooks. The Cornell Store currently offers in-person buyback at our Main Campus store location (view hours) and virtual buyback options through leading buyback providers.

Please visit our Textbook Buyback page to review your options and view instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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