FIVE WAYS TO GET YOUR TEXTBOOKS
It's OK to mix and match these choices.
1. Comparison shop for your textbooks around the country.
Get your course materials at the best price through our comparison website. Enter your courses to compare the bookstore prices at several other web sources.
2. Rent your books and save up to 75%.
Go online and set up your account then order your texts. Don’t worry, it’s ok to highlight.
3. Buy a Textbook as an eBook
Visit the textbook department inside the UCSD Bookstore to see if your texts have an eBook option (there will be an orange card next to the book when the option is available). CourseSmart eBooks have the same content as print books, include page numbers for following assignments, have search functions to easily locate topics, includes highlight, note taking and printing tools, works on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and is available online and offline. Click here for full details.
4. UC San Diego's Manual Course Builder
You pick ‘em. We pack ‘em. Pick your courses, pick your books and check out. Use your credit card or student account. Choose to have the items shipped or ready to be picked up in the store.
5. Visit the UC San Diego Bookstore Textbook Department
Visit the store directly and view the books before you purchase them. Our friendly staff will help you with all of your course material needs. Pick up course supplies, lab supplies, dorm accessories, UC San Diego clothing and gifts.
Once you are finished with your textbooks, you can sell them back to us. We want to buy as many used books as possible from you. During Week 1 and Finals Week, we are located at a tent in Price Center West Plaza. Check out the dates and times for the upcoming Buy-Back.