Frequently Asked Questions

What forms of payment are accepted at the USU Campus Store?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Personal Checks, Cash, Aggie Express, Student Charge (tuition/fee bill), and Gift Cards in our Logan and Regional Stores. Online orders can be placed using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.


Are my textbooks tax-free?
Yes, we do not charge sales tax on textbooks at the USU Campus Store.

How do I know what books I need?
View your booklist here by typing your A-number and Banner password when prompted.

What is a course reader (CRSRDR)?
A CRSRDR is a custom textbook put together by your professor and printed on the Logan campus. It may include syllabi, course notes, or entire books that are no longer in print.

When are books available for the upcoming semester?
We begin receiving books about 5 weeks before the term begins. Shop early to get the best selection of new and used books.

When do you start returning unsold textbooks to the publishers?
We begin returning unsold textbooks as early as 3 weeks into the start of the term. Buy all the books you need early to avoid delays in reordering.

What are Textbook Reservations?
Textbook Reservations is a service designed to make your textbook-buying easier. You order your books online selecting "Textbook Reservation" as your shipping method, and we pull and bag the right books for your classes. They'll be ready for you to pick up when you arrive on campus. There is a $5 handling fee for this program and includes a free reusable tote bag.

When can I sell my textbooks back to the Campus Store?
You can sell textbooks at Textbook Buyback at the end of the semester. Buyback value is based on the current market value and the number of professor requests for each title for the next term. The Logan store also holds a daily buyback from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday, except the last business day of each month.

Can I order a book that is not in-stock?
Yes, if you'd like to place a special order, give us a call at 1-800-662-3950.

What should I do when a book for my class is sold out?
Our Comparison Shopping Tool compares our prices against other online retailers. You can add items to your cart from multiple websites and checkout with ease. You can also place a prepaid Special Order for the book at our Textbook Counter in the Logan store, or by calling (800) 662-3950. Special Orders will be available for pick up within 1-2 weeks from the date the order is placed and will be held for up to 7 days. 

How do I rent my books?
If a book is available to rent, the rental price will be displayed (both in-store and online). When you choose to rent, you must accept the rental agreement and provide collateral payment information. You can use the book all semester and return it at the end of the semester.

What is your return policy?
Click here to view our returns policy.

Should I buy new or used?
Some may want new textbooks free from marks and highlighting. Others may prefer to save by purchasing used textbooks, but they are in high demand, so shop early!

Does the USU Campus Store carry test prep and study aids?
Yes, we carry a wide variety of test prep materials, including study guides for the GRE, GMAT, and Praxis exams.

Can I order a book that is not being used for a class?
Please contact our General Books department by calling (435) 797-1639.

Computers and Technology

Can I get a discount on computers and software?
We offer excellent educational computer and software discounts available to USU students, faculty, and staff. Please contact our Aggie Tech department by calling (435) 797-2322.

Does the Campus Store sell tax-free computers and educational materials?
Yes! Educational technology items are tax-free; these include computers, Apple products, software, and calculators.

General Books

What is the difference between a "trade" book and a "text" book?
Trade books include reference books, USU authors, best sellers, children's books, religious books, and other general reading books.  However, our General Book department may carry several books that supplement class textbooks. Textbooks are books specifically ordered by instructors for use in a class.

Can I special order a trade book that is not in-stock?
Yes, we're glad to special order any book for you at NO additional charge. Generally, we can get your book within 1-2 weeks. There is an additional fee for express shipping. Please contact our General Book department by calling (435) 797-1639.