COVID-19 Update

All bookstore locations are closed until further notice. Our online store is open and you can purchase digital and physical books on our website. Please be advised we will be working to fulfill orders as quickly as possible, however, there may be delays. Shipping is free for all orders within Saskatchewan.

Questions and inquiries? Please email bookstore@usask.ca

My Textbooks

To find what textbooks your instructors have listed, log in through PAWS to see your booklist. 

In-store, simply scan your student card to print your booklist. Each course is in its own section, with books organized alphabetically by title. We recommend getting your materials early as they may not be available later in the term.

Or, buy your books online at shop.usask.ca and either have them shipped to you or select in-store pickup.

Textbook Pick-Up (Ordering Online)

Please note that pick up is unavailable at this time due to COVID-19.

Order your books online and skip the line! Within 48 hours of placing your order, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that your order is ready to be picked up. Head to the back of the store, present photo ID, and your order will be given to you.

Textbook Returns

COVID-19 Return Policy:
We are extending the return deadline on any products purchased on, or after, March 1st. Items must be in store-bought condition and be accompanied by a receipt. Once the physical store has reopened, customers will have 30 days to make their return.

Textbooks and course materials may be returned to the Bookstore or Health Sciences for a refund within 14 days of purchase. Textbooks which include CDs, 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.

Textbook Buybacks

Due to COVID-19 and the closure of the University, we are unable to buy back used textbooks for the Spring and Summer terms. Buybacks for the Fall term will begin sometime this summer.

How do I sell my used textbooks?

Shop USask Bookstore buys back textbooks in-store on a year-round basis. Simply check our online directory here to see if your book is available for buy back or consult the list here. You can also check the buyback status of all titles in-store with the help of an associate. 

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

When is the best time to sell my books?

We have the highest volume of text buybacks before and during the beginning of each new term: September and January. During these high-volume times, Shop USask will be set up in Upper Place Riel where students can bring their books.

Assistive Technology Equipment Through Access and Equity Services

Shop USask Bookstore aims to provide all of the technology students need to succeed, whether here at the University of Saskatchewan or elsewhere. We are able to help with every step of the purchasing process: from providing formal quotes to those with Access and Equity Services (AES) approval or other educational grants to providing all the tech you want in one easy location. Even if we don’t stock an item, we’re happy to help with finding and ordering it. Listed below are just a few of the products and services we provide. Visit us today and see what our technology can do to help bring out your potential.

Services

  • Create formal quotes of products and prices on U of S letterhead, as required by grant-issuing agencies.
  • Provide detailed order forms of purchased items to make reimbursement quick and easy.
  • Locate and order products that other stores do not stock.

Products

Open Educational Resources

How the Bookstore supports OER at the U of S

Shop USask Bookstore 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 Bookstore offers a Print on Demand service for students using Open Textbooks. Printed texts are sold at $0.12 per double-sided page to cover printing costs. For more information, or to order a copy, please contact us.

Textbook Affordability

Access to course materials has a direct impact on student success and at Shop USask we think conversations and action on textbook affordability are of vital importance. For more information, please visit our site here.

Sponsored Students

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. Students can place orders for their textbooks by using the following form:

U of S Sponsored Student Textbook Order Form

To find what textbooks your instructors have listed, log in through this link to see your booklist. Then take note of the book's ISBN followed by the title, author's name, and the course that the book is for. Once the form is complete email it to bookstore@usask.ca and we will get in touch with you shortly.