Tips to help you save time and money!
Rent books and save 55%*
Rent textbooks on our website or check our shelves to see which titles are available for rent. Rental books must be returned by the last day of finals. If your title is not available to rent from us, check our partner, CU Rental Affiliate for thousands of additional titles. *On average, you'll save more than half the price of a new book when you rent.
Buy used books to save 25%
We stock 25,000 used books that offer you substantial savings over new books, and because they're here in the store, you can inspect them before buying.
Shop online and compare prices
Our price comparison tool helps you compare our textbook prices with other merchants. You can select where you want to buy each title and checkout directly from our site.
Order online and pick up in-store
Order textbooks online from The Cornell Store and pick up your books when it's convenient for you. You will receive an e-mail notification when your order is ready.
Print your booklist before coming to the store
Rather choose your own books at the store? You'll find your personalized booklist online at store.cornell.edu. Print and bring it with you and you won't have to wait in kiosk lines.
Consider attending class before buying your books
Knowing how and when the books will be used in class can help you make purchase decisions. But note that waiting may mean used or rentable copies of popular titles are no longer available.
Pay attention to the book return rules
Books and CoursePacks in their original condition can be returned within one week from the date of purchase when accompanied by an original receipt. If you drop a class, you can return the textbooks within three days of the drop date with a drop slip. Rental books must be returned by the due date at the end of the semester.
Get cash back during Textbook Sellback
We pay up to 50% of the new book price on titles adopted for the following semester, even if you purchased the book used or from another source. Provide your Cornell ID or Net ID when you make your purchase and we’ll e-mail you the buyback prices for your books at the end of the semester. See Textbook Sellback .