University Bookstore - Textbook Reservations FAQ



Textbook Reservations FAQ
How does Delivery work?

If you select Delivery, we will get your dorm assignment from Residential Life,
and deliver your order to your room before you arrive on campus.
There is no charge for this service! And it removes a little of the stress
from your first weekend here.

Where do I pick up my books?

When you arrive on campus, please go to the windows across the hall from
the Bookstore to claim your books.
The windows will open on the Friday of opening weekend at 8am.

Can you tell me what my books will cost?

Unfortunately, no. Until your books are actually pulled for you, there is no way to
calculate the total cost. We will notify you what was charged to your card through your
e-mail account. You should expect to be charged between $350 and $600 for your first
semester books.

If I select that I want used books can I be sure that I will get used books only?

If used books are available for your class we will pack them. If they are not we will pack
a new book. By using Textbook Reservation you get first dibs on used books because we
pull them for you before classes start. Please note that some professors may choose to use
books that are brand new editions – in which case no used books will be available.

Do you have a lot of used books?

The University Bookstore is one of the top college bookstores in the nation when it
comes to used books. We work hard to stock our shelves with as many used books as
possible. Our sources for used books include various used book wholesalers nationwide
as well as UMaine students who sell us back their books during buyback.

What condition are used books in?

Our used books are in good condition. We won’t sell a used book that we wouldn’t
want to use ourselves. Of course, most used books have some highlighting and notes on
the pages – that’s why they are 35% cheaper than the cost of a new book. If your used
book doesn’t meet your standards you have until the refund deadline to exchange it or get
a full refund.

What about optional and recommended books?

Books and study aids which are optional or recommended will not be included with the
required books.

I picked up my order and some books were missing. Why?

Some books may not be included because of late publishing/printing dates or because of
late book orders from faculty. Check with the information desk at the University
Bookstore to find out when those books will arrive.

Is there a fee for Textbook Reservation?

No, this is a free service!. But, if you do not claim your books by
the announced final day (unless otherwise arranged) you will be charged a $20.00 restocking fee
to help defray the cost of processing your order.

Refunds policy