The Bookstore is located on the lower level of the Student Center and carries undergraduate and graduate textbooks, plus a wide variety of reference and optional books. The Bookstore sells a variety of other merchandise, including Clarkson College T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, mugs, memorabilia, notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, highlighters and much more. Candy, specialty drinks, snacks and beverages are also available. Students can have their books and supplies mailed to them by contacting the Bookstore:

Phone: 402.552.2737

Bookstore Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
*Other times as posted. Hours are subject to change without notice.

Bookstore Policies

  1. Books may be purchased by check, cash or credit card.
  2. Payment for books is due at the time of pick up. Checks are written for the amount of purchase only. Photo ID is required.
  3. Bookstore vouchers may be issued to students who have either an outside agency authorizing payment or a scholarship, which provides funds for books. Students who believe they are eligible for voucher should see the Student Accounts Representative.

Book Returns

  1. Students must have a Change of Registration Form and a receipt in order to receive a refund.
  2. Students should not write in books if they are planning on returning them.
  3. New books must be in perfect condition. Books purchased in shrink-wrap must be returned in shrink-wrap.

Refunds, Returns & Exchanges

Textbooks, new and unused, may be returned for full refund during the first week of the beginning of the semester, providing the books are in original condition with no obliterations and are accompanied by the sales receipt.

Trade books (non-required titles) may be returned for full refund at any time during a term within two days of purchase, providing they are in original (new) condition and are accompanied by the sales receipt.

Returns on supplies, gifts, clothing and other non-text merchandise may be returned in unused condition for 30 days after purchase, providing the sales receipt accompanies them.

Defective merchandise will be replaced without question.

Buyback Policy

Book buyback is provided as a means of customer service to the students year-round, with an emphasis at term-end. It also helps the Bookstore in providing additional used books, thereby saving the students 25 percent from the new textbook price.

Follett will generally pay 50 percent for books in good condition (binding intact, no pen writing in book, no excessive highlighting) that have been readopted by faculty for use the next term. The Bookstore will only pay 50 percent for the quantity that can be resold. When that quantity is reached, Follett will pay wholesale price for the book.

Follett will pay wholesale for textbooks that are not readopted for the next term or are adopted, but the required quantity has already been obtained. The wholesale companies, depending on national demand for the book, determine wholesale price.

Some books will be determined to have no value. This occurs when the publisher publishes a new edition of a book. The Bookstore and wholesaler are unable to use the textbooks if they go into new editions. The Bookstore will continue to buy back old editions if the faculty requires use of that particular edition. When wholesalers receive more copies of a book than they can resell, the wholesale value of a book also becomes zero.

Book Rental

For information about renting textbooks visit the book rental FAQ page.