Welcome New Iowa State Students
From your first day at Iowa State the Iowa State University Book Store is here to be sure you are ready for your adventure. We make student success andaffordability a priority for our students. Whether it’s finding the right textbook for class, a computer fit for your major, Cyclone spirit gear, and even your graduation cap and gown, we have you covered.
Welcome to the Cyclone family, we’ll be here to get you through, all the way to graduation day.
New Student Guide
This new student guide to the ISU Book Store covers everything from how to choose the right computer for your major, getting your course materials, stocking up on all the best Cyclone gear, art & office supplies, graduation attire, and more!View Guide
Welcome to Iowa State!
Prepare for class with textbooks and technology at the Iowa State University Book Store. We make affordability a priority for all of our students, from your first day to graduation day.
We work directly with your Colleges and your faculty to provide technology, textbooks, and supplies for a variety of learning styles and a variety of budgets. Watch our 2021 video, featured in the Iowa State University Family Orientation course.
View Welcome Video
Ready to get started with course materials? No problem! Take advantage of our easy online ordering system to pre-order your textbooks for the upcoming semester and we will have them ready for you to pickup or ship them to you before classes start.Order Online!
Major Success - Computers by Major
No sales tax + Education Prices = Huge Savings for You! We offer educational pricing on Apple, Dell, and Microsoft computers, as well as tablets and more. Shop by major, take our survey, or setup a consultation!Shop Computers by Major
Not sure where to start, have questions, or need some help placing your order? We have staff available to answer your questions Monday thru Saturday. Just click the link below to book a virtual appointment and we'll use Zoom to walk you through the options and help you place your order.
Book an Appointment
This student FAQ covers nearly every question you can think of regarding course materials, technology, and more! If you still can't find the info you're looking for, click the Questions about Ordering link at the bottom of the page, or book an appointment to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff.New Student FAQ