Frequently Asked Questions

Textbooks FAQs

Does the OSU Beaver Store buy used textbooks?

Yes! The Beaver Store will buy your used textbook if it will be used again at OSU, or if it has a value on the wholesale market. If it's needed for an upcoming OSU class, you could receive up to 50% of the purchase price. If not, we'll pay the wholesale market price for your book. Some older edition books may have no wholesale value at all. Click here to see what we can offer you currently for your used book.

What is a textbook reservation?

A textbook reservation is an online purchase made during our reservation period (up until 2 weeks before classes begin). During the reservation period, click here to purchase your textbooks for next term. Online purchases are always available if you are an Extended Campus student. The Beaver Store maintains a secure server for all web purchases.

What is the OSU Beaver Store doing to make textbooks more affordable?

Click here to view a short presenetation illustrating how your non-profit OSU Beaver Store is making course materials more affordable for OSU students!

What's the easiest way to buy my textbooks?

Click here to find the textbooks you'll need for every OSU class. Using the course and section numbers from your class schedule, you can create a personalized textbook list. Add the books from your list to the "shopping cart," and choose whether you'd like to pick up your order on campus, or have it shipped to you outside of Corvallis.  The Beaver Store offers digital course materials (e.g., access codes, etexts) that can be delivered electronically.  No shipping costs are assessed for digitally delivered course materials so initial shipping/handling charges will be removed before processing payment.

 Less than two weeks until classes start? Simply print out your personalized list and drop by the Beaver Store to buy your textbooks.

Can I return my textbooks?

Yes, you have 10 business days from the first day of the term to return a textbook for a full refund. New books must be in a new condition, and your OSU Beaver Store sales receipt is always required. Summer term has a slightly different return period.

Please refer to the Beaver Store website ("Academics, Returns") to see the full refund limitations and exclusions.


You must be a current Student, Staff or Faculty member of OSU in order to purchase all Apple products. Please bring in your OSU ID with you when picking up. Payment will only be accepted from the qualifying individual. Questions? Please use "Message" box below.