Buyback

BuyBack

IN-STORE TEXTBOOK BUYBACK

Using the button below, check the current buyback prices on your textbooks before coming to the store. We buyback books based on need, regardless of where you purchased them.


You can check the buyback value of a book online with our Price Inquiry feature. All pricing inquiries are subject to change at any time based upon current demand and/or the condition of the book(s). Since Buyback pricing is based on changing demands, final buyback pricing is always determined at the buyback location.


If you find a higher buyback price, the UCLA Store will match it*

 

*Exclusively 10th-finals week. Bring us a printed copy of the competitor's active buyback offer and we will match the buyback price up to 30% above our current buyback rate. Buyback Price Match available only to current Benefit U members and not for commercial or business use. One Price Match per title (ISBN) actively being purchased on our UCLA Store buyback list. Offer subject to verification at the time of price match. Competitor's buyback offers must be from a commercial business (no marketplaces, social media sites or peer-to-peer offers) and in the form of a direct payment (cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, etc) and does not apply to store credit offers. All other book buyback policies apply.


 

Buyback Locations

Ackerman Union Textbook Services Counter, Regular Store Hours
Health Sciences Customer Service Counter, Regular Store Hours
Lu Valle Commons Customer Service Counter, Regular Store Hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

WHY SELL BACK YOUR TEXTBOOK?

The best source of used books is you, our customer. Having more used textbooks in stock is the single most significant way the UCLA Store can reduce your textbook costs. Our preference is to purchase them from you rather than purchase them from a used book company.

HOW ARE BUYBACK PRICES DETERMINED?

Buyback prices are determined by campus demand for the book next term or national demand via used book wholesalers. When the UCLA Store needs a title for the following term, we attempt to pay a premium for it over wholesale buyback prices and online buyback prices. It is our preference to buy those books back from UCLA Students.

HOW DO I CHECK THE BUYBACK VALUE OF MY USED TEXTBOOK?

Now you can check the buyback value of a book online with our new Price Inquiry feature. All pricing inquiries are subject to change at any time based upon current demand and/or the condition of the book(s). Since Buyback pricing is based on changing demands, final buyback pricing is always determined at the buyback location.

WHAT'S THE BEST TIME TO SELL BOOKS BACK?

 While the UCLA Store buys back books at any time during the year, the best time to sell your books is the 10th week of the quarter when the store begins buying books for the next term. As the needed quantity is filled, the buyback value decreases.

WHERE CAN I SELL MY BOOKS BACK?

 Wholesale buyback is available all year round: Ackerman Union, Lu Valle Commons and Health Sciences Store. Additional locations are available during Finals Week. There are expanded hours and locations at the end of each quarter, during 10th week and finals.

ARE THERE ANY TYPES OF BOOKS YOU DO NOT BUY BACK?

 As a rule, we do not buy back the following types of academic materials:

  • Course readers
  • International editions
  • Instructor editions
  • Software

In almost all cases, when a book is replaced with a new edition, the old edition is no longer eligible for buyback. As this is not always the case, we are happy to check your old editions to see if they are eligible for buyback.

 

ONLINE TEXTBOOK BUYBACK

Check online buyback prices and sell your textbooks online with FREE shipping*.

*All books sold are subject to MBS terms of service and policies, as applicable.

Online Buyback

 

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