For Students

Find Your Textbooks Here

Welcome to our Textbook Center! We understand that textbooks are essential for your academic success. To make the process easier, we've compiled a comprehensive list of required textbooks for each course. Simply enter your course information, and you'll find all the textbooks you need conveniently listed for purchase or rental. Start your semester off right by getting the materials you need to excel in your studies.

Textbook FAQ

Have questions about textbooks? You're not alone! Check out our frequently asked questions to get answers to common inquiries such as textbook return policies, rental options, and more. If you don't find what you're looking for, feel free to reach out to our friendly customer service team for assistance. We're here to ensure you have a smooth and stress-free textbook experience.

Digital Access Instructions

Embrace the convenience of digital textbooks with our easy-to-follow access instructions. Accessing your digital materials is simple and hassle-free. Whether you prefer reading on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, our step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of accessing your digital textbooks so you can start learning anytime, anywhere.

Auto Access FAQ

Curious about Auto Access? Learn more about this innovative program designed to provide instant access to digital course materials on the first day of class. Find answers to common questions about how Auto Access works, its benefits, and how it can save you time and money. Discover why more and more students are opting for the convenience of Auto Access.

Faculty Adoptions

Calling all faculty members! Streamline the textbook adoption process by submitting your course material adoptions through our online portal. Our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way, from selecting the best textbooks for your courses to ensuring timely availability for your students. Submit your adoptions today and make a positive impact on your students' learning experience.

Spring Semester Textbook Refund Policy

Spring 2024 Textbook sales are returnable in original condition with receipt until February 5th, 2024.

Purchases made after February 5th, 2024 are Final.

KUMC Student Account Billing

For KUMC Students that wish to use Student Account for their payment - for security reasons, your password is reset in our system every day, causing login issues for some students. First initiate a password reset using your KUMC email and try to login with your new password. If you are not able to login after reset, email jayhawks@ku.edu with your name, email, and list of books. If applicable, specify publisher (Vitalsource or Redshelf) and access length (90 day, 180 day, Lifetime). Once we create your order, we will email for verification. To use your Student Account, you must be enrolled in the current semester and have no holds on your Tuition Bill.

More about Textbooks at KU

Textbooks for all KU coursework are available online, including books for use in Continuing Education courses. Buy all your textbooks from the KU Bookstore and you help support KU! All revenue from textbook sales help support the KU Memorial Unions which receives no state funding to operate. Help us provide entertainment, dining, bookstore and conference services to KU.

Textbooks for all KU coursework are available online, including books for use in Continuing Education courses. Buy all your textbooks from the KU Bookstore and you help support KU! All revenue from textbook sales help support the KU Memorial Unions which receives no state funding to operate. Help us provide entertainment, dining, bookstore and conference services to KU.

The University of Kansas is pleased to provide this online information regarding textbook/course materials at the time of registration in order to help you make an informed decision about the approximate total cost of a class. To the maximum extent practicable, the KU Bookstore has endeavored to ensure the accuracy of the information listed here. However, please be aware of the following:

* Prices may fluctuate prior to the start of the class.
* The information may not be complete for every class.
* The information may change prior to the start of the class.
* The class may be canceled by the University of Kansas.
* It is recommended that you do not purchase textbooks/course materials any sooner than three weeks before the beginning of a class. The KU Bookstores will not provide refunds or otherwise be responsible for the purchases you make from other booksellers even if you relied upon the information listed here.

Price Comparison Shopping

All your textbook options in one place! Our Price Comparison Shopping Tool puts the whole online marketplace at your fingertips. Choose between new, used or textbook rental options from the KU Bookstore and other online retailers. There is no reason to shop anywhere else.

We know it can be confusing buying textbooks, but we hope we can layout your options and make the process easier as well as cost-effective. The following are some of the options you will find in our Price Comparison Shopping Tool.

* New Books - Sometimes required due to access codes and workbooks.
* Used Books - Save 25-30% off new book prices.
* Rentals - Save up to 75% off new book prices and return it at the end of the semester.
* Digital access and eBooks - Digital coursepack and eBook versions of some textbooks are now available.
* Online Marketplace options - Sometimes there are better deals out there, we help you compare.