Order your books online and you can select to pick them up at any of our retail locations, or have them shipped to you with Canada Post. Please note that upon completing your transaction you will receive an Order Confirmation email detailing important information regarding your order. Once your order has been processed you will receive an email stating that your order is ready for pick-up if you selected in store pick-up, or shipping information if you selected shipping.
Please allow 3-5 business days for order processing.
Textbooks and course materials may be returned to any of our locations or sent back to the campus store for a refund within 14 days of purchase. Textbooks which include software or access codes as part of the package are not returnable if the internal seal is broken.
Please remember that you will require a valid Shop USask receipt to return any product.
Extended Returns Period
At the beginning of each major session, the normal return period for textbooks is extended to coincide with registration deadlines for class changes and drops.
No Returns Period
There is a NO RETURNS period for textbooks at the end of each major session. From late November to mid-December and from late March to the end of April, all textbook and course materials sales are final. During these periods, please be certain you have the correct book before making your purchase.
How do I sell my used textbooks?
- Check the directory before coming into the store to ensure we are buying back your textbook. (We do not buy back water damaged or stained books)
- Our buyback list is open prior to the start of each term
- We have the highest volume of text buybacks before and during the beginning of each new term (July-August and December-January)
- Bring your books into one of our locations. (Do not mail the books to us)
- Have the money put directly onto your debit card or get a gift card for the buyback amount. (We are now a cashless operation and will not have the means to pay you in cash)
Buyback of used textbooks is determined based on a number of factors
- Nationwide demand for the textbook
- Whether the instructor is reusing the text in the next term
- Projected needs for the text
Open Educational Resources
How the Bookstore supports OER at USask
Shop USask fully supports the adoption of Open Educational Resources at the University of Saskatchewan. The continuing development and customization of OER allows faculty to select course materials best suited for their class and learning objectives. For students, OER makes the materials needed for their success more financially accessible and available in the format that best suits their needs.
Print on Demand
Shop USask offers a Print on Demand service for students using Open Textbooks. Printed texts are sold at cost to cover printing charges. For more information, or to order a copy, please contact us.
As a service to students, the university will invoice approved organizations for sponsored students’ tuition and fees. Included in this service is financial coverage for sponsored students' required course materials, including textbooks, writing supplies, and stationery. Once a sponsor has provided the required authorization letter, students can place orders for their textbooks by going to our online store: Shop USask. Please note that sponsors must re-submit the authorization letter for each term.
To find what textbooks your instructors have listed, log in through this link to see your booklist. Once you have submitted your order you will receive a notification when it has been processed.