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Textbook Preorder

The easy, convenient way to get your textbooks!

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The Easy, Convenient Way to Get Your Textbooks!

There is a lot going on when it's time to start classes. You can cross "buy textbooks" off your list when you sign up for Textbook Preorder from the CSU Bookstore! It's the easy, cost-effective way to get your course materials! With our Low Price Guarantee, you know you are getting great service at a great price! Best of all, this service is FREE!

When you sign up for Textbook Preorder, all you have to do is answer a few questions on our Textbook Preorder form. FORM WILL OPEN FOR SPRING 2020 PREORDERS SOON.

Mid-January, we will pull your schedule and get the books you need for your courses. Your Textbook Preorder will be waiting for you when you come to school. All you have to do is come to the North Ballroom in the Lory Student Center with your CSU ID, and you will have the books you need for the semester.

No need to worry about credit cards or waiting for your financial aid funds - your books are conveniently charged to your student account. 

It's the easiest way to get your books! No hunting, no guessing, no worries, and the service is FREE!

Shipping is unavailable for Textbook Preorder. Students enrolled in CSU Online classes or participants in the Spring Semester at Sea voyage may purchase their books at the bookstore or place an order online.

Three Easy Steps

Place Your Preorder

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Click the button below to fill out the Textbook Preorder form. You won't need your schedule yet - simply sign up for Textbook Preorder!

Order Textbooks

Let Us Shop For You

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We will pull your schedule and CSU Bookstore employees will shop for your books. We will charge your textbooks to your student account, and prepare your books for you to pick up before classes begin.

Get Your Books!

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When you get back to campus, come to the North Ballroom in the Lory Student Center. Your books will be ready to pick up starting January 15, 2020.

Frequenty Asked Questions

Below are some of the common questions we receive for Textbook Preorder. If there is a question we have not answered, please email [email protected].

How do I know my order is ready to pick up?

All Textbook Preorders will be ready to pick up starting January 15, 2020. You may receive a reminder email informing you when to pick up your order.

How do you know what books I will need?

We will pull your schedule on or about January 6, 2020. This is the schedule we will use to determine what course materials you will need. 

Do you pull all items required for courses?

We pull the required textbooks, plus any optional materials if you requested them on your sign up form. Some courses may require supply kits. These items can be purchased in the bookstore when you pick up your Textbook Preorder. 

What is an iClicker, and will I need one?

An iClicker is an electronic polling device that allows instructors to engage students in a classroom by posing questions in real time. Students respond to the questions by using their iClicker. Student responses are collected, and results provide immediate feedback to the students and instructor for course comprehension. 

If you already own an iClicker, you do not need to request another one. 

Click HERE to learn more about iClickers from the CSU Technology Training Center.

How can I cancel a portion of my Textbook Preorder?

At this time, our system will not allow you to cancel a portion of your Textbook Preorder. You can return any unneeded textbooks when you pick up your order.

How do I cancel my Textbook Preorder?

Please click the button below to access our Textbook Preorder Cancellation Form. A new window/tab will open up.

Cancel Textbook Preorder

How will I know how much my books will cost?

You will receive an itemized receipt showing the costs for each book when you pick up your textbooks. 

Can I pick up my Textbook Preorder early?

Students can begin to pick up their Textbook Preorders starting January 15. We are unable to offer early pick up of Textbook Preorders. 

How long do I have to pick up my Textbook Preorder?

Students can pick up their Textbook Preorders until we close on Sunday, January 20, 2020. For unusual or unforeseen circumstances, students can make arrangements to pick up their Textbook Preorder at a later date by sending a request via email to [email protected]

What happens if the instructor decides not to use the book I received from Textbook Preorder?

Simply return the book to the bookstore before January 24, 2020 for a full refund.

You offer a Low Price Guarantee. How can I take advantage with my Textbook Preorder?

Your original receipt is necessary for a price adjustment. If you find the same book for a lower price, we will match the lower price. Ask one of our friendly employees for assistance and additional information. 

Learn About Our Low Price Guarantee

How does Textbook Preorder work when my course uses online (Inclusive Access) course materials?

If you are in a course which offers online (Inclusive Access) materials, you will receive access to your materials on the first day of class. Please check Canvas or your email for more details.

Cancel Your Textbook Preorder

To cancel your Textbook Preorder, please click the button below to fill out our Textbook Preorder Cancellation Form. A new window/tab will open up. 

Cancel Textbook Preorder

Pick Up Location

Students can pick up Textbook Preorders from the North Ballroom located on the third floor of the Lory Student Center. The North Ballroom is located above the bookstore near the University Club/Aspen Grille.

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