Purchase Course Materials In-Store | Purchase Course Materials Online | Compare Your Textbook Options | Textbook Buyback & Returns


Follow These Simple Tips to Shop In-store or Online for Course Materials!


Purchase Course Materials In-Store

Always remember to BRING YOUR LOBO ID when you visit the store to purchase your course materials. Required textbooks and course materials are TAX-FREE when you present your Lobo ID at check out! You will also need your Lobo ID to print your book list. Visit our Medical/Legal Bookstore on North Campus for nursing, medical, and Law course materials. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any questions you may have.


How to Print Your Book List

  1. Visit the Course Materials Departmenton on the second floor of the Main Campus UNM Bookstore and look for our scan stations.
  2. Scan your Lobo ID (or enter your Lobo ID number). Your book list will print automatically, alphabetically by author.


How to Read Your Book List



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Purchase Course Materials Online

Skip the lines and avoid the crowds when you shop online. Our entire selection of textbooks and other course materials are available for purchase online though our website.


How to Find Your Books Online

  1. Click Here to start shopping
  2. Find your Courses by entering your campus, term, department, course and section number.
  3. You will see a list of your course materials for each class and all available book options and prices.*

*If there are no course materials listed, this means the professor for that class has not submitted the course materials list to the Bookstore or there are no course materials from the Bookstore required for that class.


Tax-Free With In-Store Pickup

Required course materials are TAX-FREE when you shop online and choose in-store pickup at check out. Our in-store pickup at the Main Campus Bookstore is now located in the store lobby in an effort to be as contactless as possible.


Understanding Your Book Status

  1. REQUIRED: Your instructor has indicated that this book is NECESSARY for the course.
  2. OPTIONAL: Your instructor has indicated that this book is RECOMMENDED for the course (not required).
  3. CHOICE: Select the option that works best for your learning style and budget.


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Compare Your Textbook Options

You can shop direct from the UNM Bookstore, or you can choose to compare textbook prices with other retailers, using our Dare to Compare tool. When students use our Dare to Compare tool, 70% choose to purchase from the Bookstore!


New or Used Textbooks

When you buy a new or used book, you are free to write, highlight, and make the book work for you. Used books are less expensive than new books. You can sell back new or used books at textbook buyback, if the book is being used in the upcoming semester.


Rental Textbooks

When you rent a textbook, you are free to use the book all semester. Take good care of the book (no water damage!) and turn it in by the due date to avoid fees.

*Textbook Buyback does not apply to rental textbooks.


Digital Textbooks

eBooks are generally a very good value for students comfortable with the format. Most eBook platforms allow highlighting and note-taking (with permanent access to the notes). Most eBooks, however, are one-term rentals. You save a lot of money, but you can only view the book contents that semester.


Inclusive Access

Under this model, the instructor or department, the publisher, and the bookstore agree on a price for an eBook, or for an eBook plus adaptive learning code that beats any other publisher online price for the same product. Inclusive Access courses give you access to your course materials on the first day on class through UNM Blackboard Learn. If you are taking an Inclusive Access course but do not want to use the provided course materials, you can opt-out by the deadline to avoid charges to your Bursar’s account.


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Textbook Buyback & Rental Returns

Textbook Buyback

The best time to sell your textbooks is right after classes have ended and during finals week each semester. Remember that during this period, we are buying books for the upcoming term so the buyback value will most likely be higher. Once the semester has begun, we have all the books we need, so your books will be purchased at national wholesale prices determined by our used book dealer. Although the UNM Bookstore does conduct daily buyback, you will usually receive more for your textbooks during the end of semester buyback.


Rental Returns

We rent books for the Fall, Spring & Summer terms. The due date is the last day of the the semester, according to the official university calendar.


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