Spring 2023 textbook rental return deadline is May 12, 2023. The buyout fee will be charged
to your Ubill for all books not returned by this deadline and the book(s) will be yours to keep.

Buyback & Rental Return Hours

Rental Return Deadlines by Term

  • Spring 2023: May 12, 2023

Please Note

  • Your ID is required to sell back textbooks and return rented textbooks.
  • Books must be in reusable condition. We reserve the right to refuse to purchase a used book based on its condition.
  • Buyback operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. The quantity being bought back is limited and may be reached at any time.
  • The price listed is not a guaranteed buying price.
  • Buyback prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Prices listed for selling your books online (below) may not be the same as what is offered in the store or listed using the search above.
  • Bring all your books, even if you didn't buy from us! We work with multiple companies to buy books so we'll check them all to see what the best price we can offer!

  • Returning Your Rented Textbooks

    • Get a list of your rented books with our rental look up tool in your ISU Book Store account:
      1. Login to your account with your ISU ID (must log in with your ISU ID)
      2. Go to My Account
      3. Select Purchases
      4. Choose My Rentals to view a list of your rented books
    • Return your books to the ISU Book Store in the Memorial Union during store hours.
    • Ship them back to the ISU Book Store: Attn: Textbook Rental Return, 2229 Lincoln Way, 1150 Memorial Union, Ames, IA 50014.
      Don't forget to provide your ISU ID number! We also recommend insuring your package and requesting a tracking number.
    • If you have questions about your rented textbook please contact us.