Buying & Renting Textbooks

Search for textbooks, reserve online, and pick up on the Ave.

1. Search our inventory / Let us know your classes

Browse our Inventory, or, better yet, let us know what classes you’re taking next quarter and we’ll email you when a textbook you need becomes available.

Sign up for textbook notifications
2. Reserve your copy, securely via Stripe

Add available textbooks to your cart, and check out to reserve a copy.

Sensitive card information is handled securely through Stripe.

Learn more about Stripe's security
3. Schedule your pick-up

Once you’ve received confirmation that your order is processing, congratulations!

Schedule a time to pick it up at your convenience.

Schedule order pick-up

Returning Textbook Rentals

Schedule a time online and drop off on the Ave

Rentals are due back by Friday of Finals Week

Winter Quarter: Friday, March 17, 2017
Spring Quarter: Friday, June 9, 2017

Write your UW email on a sticky note and place it on (or lightly pencil directly on) the inner front cover of the textbook, so that our team will be able to identify your rental.

Schedule return time slot


Where is the pick-up/drop-off location?

At Mail Etc, which is a mailing services store on the Ave.

Please schedule an appointment via to let Mail Etc’s staff know when to expect you.

The store’s address can be found in the appointment confirmation email. It’s two storefronts away from Memo’s, and here’s the link to Google Streetview:

Once I'm there for my appointment, how do I pick-up the item?

Just walk in to Mail Etc and let the staff know that you’re picking up for the Textbook Stand. The staff will check your ID and hand you your items.

Then you’re good to go! The whole process should take less than 5 minutes.