Buyback



TEXTBOOK BUYBACK

Using the button below, check the current buyback prices on your textbooks before coming to the store.


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.


Save Big With Your BruinCard

If you swipe your BruinCard as you buy your textbooks, we're able to notify you at the end of the quarter if they are on the Most Wanted Buyback list. Plus we'll give you an additional 10% back* on books you sell back to the UCLA Store at the end of the quarter! Not an ASUCLA Benefits U member? It's easy (and free) to join!


*Additional 10% back only available on books purchased at the UCLA Store and sold back during finals week. Terms apply. BuyBack notifications are sent via ASUCLA Benefits U.

Ackerman Union Regular Store Hours, Textbook Services Counter
Health Sciences Regular Store Hours, Customer Service Counter
Lu Valle Commons Regular Store Hours, Customer Service Counter
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Now you can check th 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.
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.
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.
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 eligable for buyback.

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