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Tracking your order
Direct from Textbooks.com
  • Sign into your account and click the "Books I've Purchased" tab. You can either enter your order number in the tracking box at the top of the page, or click "View Order Details" next to the order you want to track. NOTE: Orders shipped with "FREE Shipping" do not include tracking numbers.
Marketplace
  • To check the status of your Marketplace order, you must contact the seller sending your book. You can find your seller's contact information in your order confirmation email.
Cancelling your order
We move fast so that you get your textbooks fast! As a result, we are unable to cancel orders after they have been placed. Please see our Return Policy for how to return your item and get a refund.
Returning an item
Direct from Textbooks.com
  • Mail your return to Textbooks.com Returns at 2711 W. Ash St., Columbia, MO 65203.
  • Returns accepted within 30 days from the date of purchase.
  • Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your refund.
  • Address label on packing invoice does not cover the cost of return shipping. We advise purchasing tracking and insurance on return shipments.
  • Shipping charges are nonrefundable.
  • Return value for a book that arrives outside of the 30 day return window will be equal to the current buyback value (if one exists). Read about Late Returns.
  • Book must be in the same condition in which we shipped it to you.
  • Access codes/cards must be unused and unopened to be eligible for return.
  • For new books packaged with supplementary items, access cards and CDs must be unopened.
  • All components originally sent with the book must be included.
  • Refunds issued only to the original form of payment.
  • COD shipments or refused packages will not be accepted for return. Refused shipments are not insured - we are not responsible for loss or damage of refused shipments.

    For more information, see our Return Policy.

Marketplace
  • You must return your book directly to the seller from whom you purchased it. The seller's address and contact information can be found on the packing slip. We are not responsible for books returned to the wrong Marketplace seller.
  • Returns accepted within 30 days from the date of purchase.
  • Marketplace sellers do not cover the cost of return shipping. We advise purchasing tracking and insurance on return shipments
  • Shipping charges are non-refundable.
  • The seller will credit you once your return arrives and is inspected (8-14 business days after arrival).
  • Refunds issued only to the original form of payment.
  • Book must be in the same condition in which it was shipped to you by the seller.
  • Access codes/cards must be unused and unopened to be eligible for return.
  • For new books packaged with supplementary items, access cards and CDs must be unopened.
  • All components originally sent with the book must be included.
  • COD shipments or refused packages will not be accepted for return. Refused shipments are not insured - your seller is not responsible for loss or damage of refused shipments.

    For more information, see our Marketplace Return Policy.

Access Codes
  • Access codes/cards must be unused and unopened to be eligible for a return. Please do not remove any packaging or expose the code if you plan to return one. This pertains to standalone access codes/cards and those that may be packaged with new textbooks.
eTextbooks
  • Contact us at eBooks@textbooks.com or 877-292-6442 before you activate. eTextbooks are non-returnable upon activation.
  • For inactivated textbooks, returns accepted within 30 days from the date of purchase.
Upgrading your shipping
Our orders process fast, so we can't guarantee shipping upgrades for orders that have already been placed - call us ASAP at 877-292-6442!
Creating an account
You don't need an account to browse Textbooks.com or add books to your cart. We'll prompt you to create one during check-out. Your account lets you check your order status, track your order, and quickly sell books back for cash.
Placing a bulk order
Click here to register for a bulk purchasing account. You'll hear back from us within 2 business days.


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eTextbooks
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FAQs

A list of questions, built by customers like you.

What's my best deal?

Buying a used book directly from Textbooks.com + $3.99 UPS Ground shipping!

You'll save up to 90% on used textbooks that we've hand-inspected to ensure good condition - plus, we'll ship out your book same business day if you order before 11am CST (next business day if you order after 12pm). UPS Ground shipping is only $3.99, track-able, and gets you your books in 2-7 business days.

What are my shipping options?
Direct from Textbooks.com
FREE shipping (over $25)

Order tracking
not available.
5-10 business days*
UPS Ground

$3.99 flat rate
2-7 business days*
UPS 2nd Day Air

$11.99 flat rate
2 business days*
UPS Next Day Air

$19.98 flat rate
1 business day*
USPS Priority Mail
Required for PO Boxes and APO/FPO/DPO

Order tracking not available for APO/FPO/DPO
Cost varies, based on weight & location
2-7 business days* (in US); 3-4 weeks for APO/FPO/DPO
*Orders must be placed by Noon CST to ship same day
  • View AK/HI/PR pricing

Marketplace
Standard shipping
$3.99 per item
Order tracking not available.
2 days processing + 6-18 business days
Express shipping
$6.99 per item
Order tracking not available.
2 days processing + 5-8 business days
  • View AK/HI/PR pricing
  • View APO/FPO and PO Box pricing
  • View Shipping Guidelines
What is your return policy?

Direct from Textbooks.com

  • Mail your returns to:
    Textbooks.com Returns
    2711 W. Ash St.
    Columbia, MO 65203

  • Returns accepted within 30 days from the date of purchase.
  • Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your refund.
  • Shipping charges are non-refundable.
  • Book must be in the same condition in which we shipped it to you.
  • Access codes are non-refundable when opened.

  • For full guidelines, see our Return Policy.

Marketplace

  • You must return your book directly to the authorized seller from whom you purchased it. The seller's address and contact information can be found on the packing slip. We are not responsible for books returned to the wrong seller.
  • Returns accepted within 30 days from the date of purchase.
  • Shipping charges are non-refundable.
  • Book must be in the same condition in which your seller shipped it to you.

    For full guidelines, see our Marketplace Return Policy.

eTextbooks

  • Contact us at eBooks@textbooks.com or 877-292-6442 before you activate. eTextbooks are non-returnable upon activation.
  • For inactivated textbooks, returns are accepted with 30 days from the date of purchase.
What is the condition of your used textbooks?
We hand-inspect every used textbook to ensure good condition. While you can expect minor signs of use, a book in "good condition" is always free from stains, water damage, missing or torn pages or cover, excessive writing, a broken spine or binding, or any other significant damage. Learn more about good condition here.
Do used textbooks come with CDs/DVDs?
Yes. If you order a used textbook that comes with a CD or DVD, you'll receive those in your shipment. If supplemental items are included they will be listed in the title.
Do used textbooks come with online access codes?
No. Used textbooks do not come with one-time use access codes, regardless of where you purchase. If you need the access code, you will need to order in new condition directly from Textbooks.com. In some instances you may be able to purchase the access code separately from us or from the publisher.
What is Guaranteed Cash Back?
All over Textbooks.com, thousands of best-selling textbooks are labeled as "Guaranteed Cash Back". That means that when you buy this textbook and sell it back to us in good condition at the end of the semester, you're guaranteed to get 50% cash back of what you paid for it. It's like getting your textbook for half off!
What is the Marketplace?
The Textbooks.com Marketplace is a community of independent sellers authorized to sell their books through Textbooks.com. Textbooks in the Marketplace ship from their respective authorized sellers, and sellers process their own orders and returns. Though all sellers are carefully vetted to meet our standards of quality and reliability, we recommend that for the best service and fastest delivery, you order your textbooks direct from Textbooks.com.
How do I sell a textbook?

Click here to sell your good condition used textbooks for the most cash. Just enter the ISBN of the book you want to sell to get an instant buyback quote, 24/7. Once you finalize your quote, we'll provide you with a FREE shipping label. Pack it up, ship it in, and wait for your cash back!

Do you use coupons or discounts?
We aim to offer real savings to students every single day. So if you see Textbooks.com coupons online, know that you cannot redeem them on Textbooks.com. With biggest inventory of used textbooks anywhere plus savings up to 90%, you won't even need 'em!
What is the Best Price Guarantee?
If you find your book being sold directly from Amazon (not a third-party seller) for a lower price, we'll match it... GUARANTEED. If you see a lower price being offered directly from Amazon.com within 24 hours of ordering from Textbooks.com, we'll refund the difference. Simply call us toll free at 1-877-292-6442 and we'll credit the difference to your original credit card.

Buying Textbooks


Finding textbooks
We make it easy to find the right textbook at the right price. Here are a few tips for searching on Textbooks.com:
  • Searching by ISBN is the fastest, most accurate way to find your textbook. The ISBN may be 10 or 13 digits. You can obtain the ISBN from your instructor or syllabus.
  • Access codes should ONLY be ordered by ISBN since titles may be similar.
  • When searching by keyword:
    • Use single words; complex phrases can limit your results.
    • Remove punctuation like quotation marks or apostrophes.
    • Search by author's last name only; if there is more than one author, try using only the first author's last name.
Used textbook condition
We hand-inspect every used textbook to ensure good condition. A textbook in "good condition" is always free from:
  • Stains
  • Water damage
  • Missing, loose or torn pages/cover
  • Excessive writing
  • Broken spine
  • Torn or damaged binding

Used textbooks range in quality from a book owned only once before to one that's comfortably worn. You can expect minor signs of wear and tear, such as:

  • Writing
  • Highlighting (from a little to a lot)
  • Rounded or dog-eared corners
  • Minor scrapes or scratches
  • Faded cover art
  • Creased pages

Please contact us within 30 days if your book is not up to these conditions.

CDs, access codes, and other additional components
  • If additional components - such as workbooks, study guides, etc. - are included with your textbook, they'll be listed in the title.
  • Used textbooks do come with CDs, if it is listed in the title. If you order a used textbook that comes with a CD, you'll receive the CD with your shipment.
  • Only new textbooks come with access codes, if it is listed in the title. If you want to receive a one-time use access code with your textbook, you must order your textbook "new".
  • Used textbooks do NOT come with access codes. You may be able to purchase the access code separately from Textbooks.com, or you can buy one directly from the publisher.
Guaranteed Cash Back
All over Textbooks.com, thousands of best-selling textbooks are labeled as "Guaranteed Cash Back". When you buy one of these textbooks and sell it back to us at the end of the semester in good used condition, you're guaranteed to get 50% cash back of what you paid for it. It's like getting your textbook for half off!
Checking out
Due to high demand, items left in your cart for extended times may not be available at checkout.
Creating an account
You don't need an account to browse Textbooks.com or add books to your cart. We'll prompt you to create one during check-out. Your account lets you check your order status, track your order, and quickly sell books back for cash.
Payment options
We accept the following forms of payment:
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal™ (not accepted for Marketplace orders)
  • Diners Club (not accepted for Marketplace orders)
Sales tax
On Textbooks.com orders

In accordance with applicable law, items sold by Textbooks.com and shipped to certain states may be subject to tax. The tax rate applied to your order is based upon many factors including the type of item purchased, the address where your order is shipped, and the applicable state and local sales tax rates. Electronically delivered products are considered to be "shipped" to the address that your order was billed to.

On Marketplace orders

The Textbooks.com Marketplace is powered by Barnes & Noble, Inc. When appropriate, Barnes & Noble, Inc. collects sales tax on Marketplace orders (and refunds sales tax on returned Marketplace orders).

Bulk orders
Click here to register for a bulk purchasing account. You'll hear back from us within 2 business days.

Shipping


Order tracking
Most of our shipping options include tracking numbers (free shipping is excluded). To view your order's status and tracking number (when available), log in to your account.
Free shipping
Save on shipping! Standard shipping is FREE on used and new textbook orders over $25, shipping direct from Textbooks.com warehouse.

PLEASE NOTE: Free shipping does not apply to:
  • Orders under $25
  • Marketplace items
  • APO/FPO/DPO boxes
  • PO boxes
  • Orders shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico
Textbooks.com rates and timeframes
Textbooks.com Shipping to Continental US (excludes APO/FPO and PO boxes; see below)


METHOD

ORDER TRACKING?

FLAT RATE

DELIVERY TIME

FREE but not as fast.

FREE shipping
over $25

No

FREE!

5-10 business days
after shipping

Fast, cheap, & trackable.

UPS Ground

Yes

$3.99

2-7 business days
after shipping

Really
fast & trackable.

UPS 2nd Day Air

Yes

$11.99

2 business days
after shipping

Fast, cheap, & trackable.

UPS Next Day Air

Yes

$19.98

1 business day*
after shipping

*Saturday Delivery is only an option if available at checkout

  • Orders placed before 12pm CST Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) ship same day. Orders placed after 12pm CST will ship on the next business day.
  • Orders to APO/FPO/DPO and PO Boxes ship via USPS Priority Mail. Rates vary, based on weight and location. Free shipping and UPS promo rates do not apply. Order tracking not available for APO/FPO/DPO.

Textbooks.com shipping to AK/HI/PR


METHOD

ORDER TRACKING?

FLAT RATE

DELIVERY TIME

Fast, cheap, & trackable.

UPS Ground

Yes

$12.98

2-7 business days
after shipping

Really
fast & trackable.

UPS 2nd Day Air

Yes

$23.98

2 business days
after shipping

Fast, cheap, & trackabls.

UPS Next Day Air

Yes

$35.97

1 business day*
after shipping

*Saturday Delivery is only an option if available at checkout

Marketplace rates and timeframes

METHOD

COST

PROCESSING TIME

DELIVERY TIME

Marketplace Standard

$3.99 (per item)

2 business days

6-18 business days
after shipping

Marketplace Express

$6.99 (per item)

2 business days

5-8 business days
after shipping

  • Marketplace orders do not qualify for free shipping.
  • Orders will ship 2 business days after the vendor accepts your order.
  • Orders ship directly from the vendor, not from Textbooks.com. Your vendor may or may not provide tracking info and/or delivery confirmation.
  • Same rates and timeframes apply to residents of AK/HI/PR.
AK/HI/PR
Free shipping does not apply to orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. Residents are required to pay additional shipping fees. For more information, refer to the rates and timeframes tables above.
APO/FPO/DPO and PO boxes
  • Orders to APO/FPO/DPO and PO Boxes ship via USPS Priority Mail. Rates vary, based on weight and location.
  • USPS Priority Mail usually arrives in 2-3 business days (within continental US); allow 3-4 weeks for APO/FPO/DPO Boxes.
  • Free shipping and UPS promo rates do not apply to APO/FPO/DPO and PO Boxes.
  • Order tracking not available for APO/FPO/DPO.
International shipping
Currently, Textbooks.com does not ship internationally.
General shipping guidelines
  • All orders are subject to verification prior to shipping.
  • Shipping times are only estimates and vary by location.
  • Signature may be required upon delivery at the driver's discretion. You can request that your package be left by leaving a note for the driver.
  • Neither Textbooks.com nor our shipping partners guarantee delivery of packages due inclement weather. We do not offer shipping refunds for resulting delays.

Returns


Returning an item from Textbooks.com

You're welcome to return your textbook for a full refund within 30 days from the date of purchase.

In order to receive your Textbooks.com refund

  • Book must be in the same condition in which we shipped it to you. We're not responsible for any damage incurred during transit. When preparing your package for shipment, you may choose to purchase insurance for your package from any UPS store or your post office.
  • For new books, access codes and CDs/DVDs must be unused/unopened.
  • All components (workbooks, study guides, CDs/DVDs, etc.) must be returned.

Mail your Textbooks.com returns to:

Textbooks.com Returns
2711 W. Ash St.
Columbia, MO 65203

Textbooks.com refund guidelines

  • Shipping charges are nonrefundable.
  • We will credit you once your book arrives and is inspected (typically takes 2-4 business days).
  • Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your refund.
  • Refund will be issued to the original form of payment.
  • Refused packages and COD payments will not be accepted.
  • Textbooks sold in new condition that are returned in used condition will be valued at their current "used" price.

Late returns to Textbooks.com

  • Items must be received in our warehouse within 30 days of the shipment date on your packing list. Items received after 30 days will be reimbursed at current buyback value.

To sell your late return back to Textbooks.com, click here.

Returning damaged items

  • In the rare event that you should receive a damaged item, please contact us immediately so we can take corrective action. We cannot be held responsible for damaged items after 30 days from the date on your receipt.
Returning an item from the Marketplace

You're welcome to return your Marketplace textbook for a full refund within 30 days from the date of purchase.

In order to receive your Marketplace refund

  • You must return your book directly to the authorized seller from whom you purchased it. The seller's address and contact information can be found on the packing slip. We are not responsible for books returned to the wrong seller.
  • Book must be in the same condition in which it was shipped it to you by your Marketplace seller.
  • Marketplace vendors are not responsible for any damage incurred during transit, so you may choose to insure your package; insurance can be purchased from UPS stores or your post office.
  • For new books, access codes and CDs/DVDs must be unused/unopened.
  • All components (workbooks, study guides, CDs/DVDs, etc.) must be returned.

Marketplace refund guidelines

  • Original shipping charges are non-refundable.
  • You are responsible for return shipping fees.
  • Marketplace vendors will credit you once your book arrives and is inspected (typically takes 8-14 business days).
  • Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your refund.
  • Refund will be issued to the original form of payment.
  • Refused packages and COD payments will not be accepted.

Late or damaged Marketplace returns

  • Late or damaged returns to Marketplace vendors will not be accepted.
Returning an eTextbook

You may return an unactivated eTextbook for a full refund within 30 days from the date of purchase.

Upon activation, your eTextbook is NON-RETURNABLE.

To return an eTextbook, contact Textbooks.com Customer Service toll-free at (877) 292-6442 or email eBooks@textbooks.com.

The Marketplace


What is the Marketplace?

The Textbooks.com Marketplace is a community of over 10,000 independent sellers authorized to sell their books through Textbooks.com. Textbooks in the Marketplace ship from their respective authorized sellers, and sellers process their own orders and returns.

Though all sellers are carefully vetted to meet our standards of quality and reliability, we recommend that for the best service and fastest delivery, you order your textbooks direct from Textbooks.com.

NOTE: Customer service for Marketplace orders is provided directly from the seller you choose and not from Textbooks.com.

Finding Marketplace textbooks

Search for your textbook as usual, and then scroll down until you see the Marketplace section. It's a list of sellers carrying your book in varying conditions at varying prices.

Before purchasing a textbook from the Marketplace, please check its condition and the location from which it ships, as location may impact how long it takes for your book to arrive. The book you purchase will ship directly from that Marketplace seller and not from Textbooks.com.

Marketplace payment options

The following payment methods are accepted in the Marketplace:

  • Visa
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover

PayPal is not accepted for Marketplace orders or for orders containing a Marketplace textbook. So, for example, if you order three textbooks and two are direct from Textbooks.com and one is from the Marketplace, your entire order is ineligible for PayPal.

To pay with PayPal, please order your textbooks direct from Textbooks.com.

Diners Club is also not accepted for Marketplace orders or for orders containing a Marketplace textbook.

Marketplace authorization hold

Marketplace transactions place an authorization hold on your credit/debit account until each seller has accepted their portion of the order, at which time the actual charges are placed against your account. This may result in charges that temporarily exceed the amount of your order. Authorization charges will drop off of your credit/debit card within 72 business hours from order placement. Please contact your bank or credit card provider for further information on how they handle these situations.

Marketplace sales tax

For your planning and convenience, we display an estimated sales tax amount when orders are placed. The exact sales tax will be calculated and charged at the time your order is shipped.

Barnes & Noble sales tax

The Textbooks.com Marketplace is powered by Barnes & Noble. In accordance with applicable law, Barnes & Noble collects sales tax in all states.

  • Sales tax is applied to the total amount of the order and is based on the shipment's destination state and local sales tax rates.
  • States that impose sales tax collection on Shipping & Handling expenses require that sales tax be applied to Shipping & Handling when the item that is being shipped is subject to sales tax.
  • Tax credits can only be applied after the order has already been billed - customers must email their request for credit to taxes@book.com.
Marketplace shipping

Marketplace sellers are allowed 2 business days for processing after your order is accepted. Therefore, please leave yourself an additional 2 business days on top of the estimated shipping time to receive your textbook.

METHOD

COST

PROCESSING TIME

DELIVERY TIME

Marketplace Standard

$3.99 (per item)

2 business days

6-18 business days
after shipping

Marketplace Express

$6.99 (per item)

2 business days

5-8 business days
after shipping

*Business days are Monday - Friday and do not include holidays.

Checking the status of your Marketplace order

To check the status of your Marketplace order, contact the seller sending your book. You can find your seller's contact information in your order confirmation email.

Contacting Marketplace sellers

You can find your seller's contact information in your order confirmation email as well as on your shipment's return address label and packing slip.

If you're having difficulty communicating with your Marketplace seller, please email us at marketplace@textbooks.com and we'll assist. Textbooks.com does not provide customer service by phone for Marketplace orders.

Returning Marketplace items

You're welcome to return your Marketplace textbook for a full refund within 30 days from the date of purchase.

In order to receive your Marketplace refund

  • You must return your book directly to the authorized seller from whom you purchased it. The seller's address and contact information can be found on the packing slip. We are not responsible for books returned to the wrong seller.
  • Book must be in the same condition in which it was shipped to you by your Marketplace seller.
  • Marketplace vendors are not responsible for any damage incurred during transit, so you may choose to insure your package; insurance can be purchased from UPS stores or your post office.
  • We strongly recommend that you use a shipping method with tracking for your return.
  • For new books, access codes and CDs/DVDs must be unused/unopened.
  • All components (workbooks, study guides, CDs/DVDs, etc.) must be returned.

Marketplace refund guidelines

  • Original shipping charges are non-refundable.
  • You are responsible for return shipping fees.
  • Marketplace vendors will credit you once your book arrives and is inspected (typically takes 8-14 business days).
  • Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your refund.
  • Refund will be issued to the original form of payment.
  • Refused packages and COD payments will not be accepted.

Late or damaged Marketplace returns

  • Late or damaged returns to Marketplace vendors will not be accepted.

Selling Textbooks


How to get the most cash back

Here are our tips for getting the most cash back for your used textbooks:

  • Buy books labeled "Guaranteed Cash Back". All over Textbooks.com, thousands of best-selling textbooks are marked as "Guaranteed Cash Back" at the time of purchase. That means that when you buy this textbook and sell it back to us in good condition at the end of the semester, you're guaranteed to get 50% cash back of what you paid for it. It's like getting your textbook for half off!
  • Buy your textbooks somewhere else? No matter where you bought them, we want your used textbooks!
  • Keep your textbooks in good condition. We have very high quality standards for our used textbooks. For more information on good condition, click here.
Selling your textbooks

Follow these steps to get cash for your books on Textbooks.com:

  1. Click here or on the "Sell Textbooks" link on top of the page.
  2. Enter the ISBN of the book(s) you want to sell.
  3. Lock in your cash offer by clicking "Finalize This Quote".
  4. Enter or verify your address.
  5. Choose your payment method: we can either mail you a check or deposit directly into your PayPal account.
  6. Print your packing slip.
  7. Print your FREE UPS shipping label. Write down the tracking number so that you can keep tabs on your shipment while it's in transit.
  8. Pack your textbooks securely, being sure to include any original supplementary materials (CDs/DVDs, study guides, workbooks, etc.) Textbooks returned without their supplemental materials are not eligible for full credit.
  9. Be sure to include a copy of your quote in the box.
  10. Affix the pre-paid shipping label to your package and drop it off at any UPS location.
  11. Get your cash back! You'll receive a PayPal deposit within 1-2 weeks or a check in the mail in 2-4 weeks.
Sending in your textbooks

Tips for sending in your used textbooks:

  • Pack your textbook shipment carefully. We're not responsible for any damage incurred during transit. Use a sturdy box suitable for shipping and tape it up securely.
  • Write down the tracking number. There's a tracking number on your prepaid UPS shipping label. Jot it down so you can keep tabs on your textbook shipment.
  • Include a copy of your quote with your shipment.
  • Insuring your shipment. The prepaid shipping label provided with your quote does not include insurance on your shipment. If you want to insure your shipment, you can purchase separate shipping and insurance from the shipper of your choice.
  • Textbooks.com is not responsible for books that are lost or damaged in transit.
Used textbook requirements

In order to receive full credit for a textbook you're selling to Textbooks.com, it must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. The textbook must be in good condition.
  2. All original components (CDs/DVDs, study guides, etc.) listed on the quote must be included.
  3. The textbook cannot be an international or teacher's edition.

What is "good condition"?

Before you sell a textbook, please inspect it to ensure that it's in good condition. Though it can display minor signs of wear and tear, a textbook in "good condition" is always free from:

  • Stains
  • Water damage
  • Missing, loose, or torn pages/cover
  • Excessive writing
  • Broken spine
  • Torn or damaged binding
  • Any other significant damage or disfigurement

A textbook can still be in good condition if it shows regular signs of use, such as:

  • Some writing
  • Highlighting (from a little to a lot)
  • Rounded or dog-eared corners
  • Minor scrapes or scratches
  • Faded cover art
  • Creased pages

Rejected textbooks

Decisions regarding the condition of textbooks rest solely with Textbooks.com. All decisions are final. If we receive your textbook and decide that it doesn't meet our quality standards, it will be recycled responsibly.

Including all textbook components

Textbooks returned without their original CDs/DVDs, study guides, workbooks, or other supplemental items listed on the quote are not eligible for full credit. Some items may have no value if the listed components are missing.

International and teacher's editions

We do not accept international editions or teacher's editions and will not grant credit for any that we receive.

Payment options

You can choose from the following cash back payment methods:

METHOD

DELIVERY

PROCESSING TIME

Check*

Mail

2-4 weeks

PayPal

Direct deposit

1-2 weeks

*Please note that Textbooks.com is not responsible for the fraudulent use of checks.


To track the status of your cash back

Log into your account and click on the "Books I've Sold" tab. You'll see when your shipment is received and when it has been processed. If we have any questions concerning your shipment, we'll contact you at the email address you provided when you created your quote.

eTextbooks


eTextbook FAQs

What are eTextbooks?

eTextbooks are digital versions of textbooks that enhance your learning experience with personally tailored study tools and advanced tech features such as highlighting, note-taking, quick search, and more. When you buy an eTextbook, depending on the format type, you can access it from or download it to your computer or laptop, or access it from a tablet, mobile phone, or other compatible reading device.

Why choose eTextbooks over physical textbooks?

Some of the reasons that students choose eTextbooks include:
  • Instant access - download or access online right away
  • Less weight to lug around - your shoulders will thank you
  • Enhanced features - built-in highlighting, note-taking, search, and more
  • Reduced price - up to 60% less than new print books
  • Environmental sustainability - eTextbooks don't consume paper

What reader software do I need to access or read my eTextbook?

The reader software you need depends on the format of the eTextbook you purchased. Before purchasing, go to the product page and view the reader information under the eTextbooks tab. Also, after your order is processed, we'll email you instructions on how to download your free reader software.

How do I access my eTextbook?

Once you've purchased an eTextbook, we will send you a confirmation email that will contain a link to access your book (note: email can take up to 30 minutes to arrive). Or, from the Textbooks.com home page, log in to My Account and go to your Digital Bookshelf.

Do eTextbooks expire?

Expiration rules vary by publisher. Before purchasing an eTextbook, you can find out more information by going to the product page and view the expiration information under the eTextbooks tab. For eTextbooks you have already purchased, log into your account and click on your Digital Bookshelf to view the digital rights.

What are the different license or digital rights types?

Your book will have one of the following licensing types:
  • For 90 days, starting with the day of purchase
  • For 1 year, starting with the day of purchase
  • A perpetual license, with no expiration date
  • For a predefined absolute number of days until the end date
  • For a set number of days from the registration

Before purchasing an eTextbook, you can go to the product page and click on "View Digital Rights." For eTextbooks you have already purchased, log into your account and click on your Digital Bookshelf to view the digital rights.

What is Digital Rights Management (DRM)?

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a set of restrictions determined by the publisher. DRM defines limitations, for example, on how much text you can copy, how many pages you can print, how many highlights you can export, and how many times you can download a book. The terms of your book license are also defined by the DRM.

The DRM information, which includes license and expiration information, can be viewed on the product page or in your Digital Bookshelf under "View Digital Rights."

When a license expires, will my notes be retained? Can I access them after expiration?

Your notes will be accessible, even after your book license is expired. Highlights and bookmarks will not be saved.

Can I print from my eTextbook?

Yes. But printing rules vary by publisher. Before purchasing an eTextbook, you can find out more information by going to the product page, clicking on "View Digital Rights," and look for "Printing" details. For eTextbooks you have already purchased, log into your account and click on your Digital Bookshelf to view the digital rights.

Can I share my eTextbook with my classmates?

No. eTextbooks are designed as a one-time download/limited-term access for a single user or laptop/mobile device. There are Encoded Digital Rights Management rules in place that disallow sharing eTextbooks. You can view limits by going to the product page and clicking on "View Digital Rights."

Can I make a back-up copy of my eTextbook, in case my computer crashes?

With the exception of Adobe eTextbooks, your eBook is stored online to prevent loss of data. For Adobe eTextbooks, you may store back-ups on removable media (CD or DVD) or copy it to an external drive. In the event of a computer crash, you may reinstall your eTextbook on the same computer from which it was originally accessed.

If you need help re-accessing or downloading your textbook, contact us at 877-292-6442 or eBooks@textbooks.com.

Finding eTextbooks

Follow these simple steps to purchase an eTextbooks from Textbooks.com:

  1. Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements.
  2. Search or browse our digital inventory.
  3. Check out as you would normally. You'll get two emails from us: an order confirmation and, once your order is approved, an email with your eTextbook's access/download info.
  4. To access or download your eTextbook, click the link in the email or log in to your account.
Returning eTextbooks

To return your eTextbook, contact us at eBooks@textbooks.com or 877-292-6442 before you activate. eTextbooks are non-returnable once activated. For inactivated textbooks, returns are accepted within 30 days from the date of purchase.

Downloading/Accessing eTextbook Reader Software

Depending on the publisher format of the eTextbook, you'll need to download one of the following free reader software programs in order to access your eTextbook:

The reader software you need depends on the format of the eTextbook you purchased. Before purchasing, go to the eTextbook's product page and view the reader information under the eTextbooks tab. Also, after your order is processed, we'll email you instructions on how to download your free reader software.

Downloading/Accessing Your eTextbooks

Once you've purchased an eTextbook, we will send you a confirmation email that will contain a link to access your book (note: email can take up to 30 minutes to arrive). Or, from the Textbooks.com home page, log in to My Account and go to your Digital Bookshelf and click on the book's title to access.

System Requirements

General system requirements for accessing eTextbooks:

  • Personal computer (non-shared, non-lab), laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. eTextbooks are designed to be accessed by or downloaded to one device and accessed by one user. If you download your eTextbook to a public computer and then try to access it on your personal computer or device later, you may not have permission to re-download it.
  • High-speed Internet connection. A wired or wireless high-speed Internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for access/download stability and speed. Access/download time will vary based on connection speed and the size of the eTextbook. Once your eTextbook is successfully accessed/downloaded to your device, you do not need to be online to access it.

Specific system requirements for each reader software program:

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  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1
    or Mac OS X 10.7 or above

Supported browsers:

  • Safari 5, 6
  • IE 9, 10
  • Firefox 19, 20
  • Chrome 25, 26

Download requirements:

Downloading a Textbooks.com eTextbook requires either Google Chrome or Safari. Use these links to download the most recent version:

1-877-292-6442
eBooks@textbooks.com

Adobe Digital Editions*

*Adobe Digital Editions is compatible with screen reading software JAWS, NVDA or Window-Eyes on Windows and VoiceOver on Mac OS

  • XP or Windows 7 (32 or 64 running in 32 bit mode), or Mac OS 10.6 or above
  • At least 512 MB RAM, 600 mHZ processor, and 40 MB of hard drive space (75MB for Mac OS)
  • Windows 7/8, or Mac OS 10.6 or above
Reading online is supported with:
  • IE 7.0 or higher (Windows)
  • Firefox 3.5 or higher (Windows/Mac)
  • Safari 3.0 or higher (Mac)
  • Chrome (Windows/Mac)
Reading offline is supported with:
  • Firefox 19 or higher (Windows/Mac)
  • Chrome 19.0 or higher (Windows/Mac and Google Chrome OS)
  • Safari 5.1 or higher (Windows/Mac)

Company Policies


Privacy Policy

Textbooks.com Privacy Policy

Textbooks.com respects your privacy and we will do our best to earn and keep your trust. This Privacy Policy identifies how we collect, use, and protect the Personal Information you provide to us when you visit this site.

What Personal Information Do We Collect and How Is It Used?

  • Information you actively submit to Textbooks.com. You may choose to provide certain personal information to Textbooks.com through this site. This "Personal Information" may include your name, email address, billing address, shipping address(es), telephone number, and credit card information. You may be asked to provide this information when you register to create an account with Textbooks.com, complete an order with Textbooks.com (purchase or buyback), subscribe to our Newsletters or Alerts, or contact Textbooks.com with a question or comment. You can browse the Textbooks.com site and take as much time as you want to review our books and other products, services, and reviews without having to submit such Personal Information. Even when you use our shopping cart as you browse, there is no need to submit Personal Information. You will need to provide Personal Information in the following instances:

    • Creating a Textbooks.com account. You will need to create a new password-protected Textbooks.com account to complete an order online. To create an account, we require that you provide us with the following Personal Information: your email address, and your first and last names.
    • Completing an order. To complete an order, we require you to access your password protected Textbooks.com account. You will access stored Personal Information or be asked to submit additional Personal Information such as your credit card number and billing address. If you do not feel comfortable sending your credit card information to us over the Internet, you still can shop with us. We welcome you to call us to complete your purchase by phone. Please go to our Help link and see the Payment Options section for details.
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      Your request may take up to 10 business days to process, and you may receive email or postal mail in the meantime. Your removal request, along with your name and address, will be stored in a "do not contact" file to ensure that we can honor your request. Please note that if you make subsequent purchases from our website, we will confirm your order by email, and we may need to contact you by phone, email, or postal mail with other questions regarding your order.

      Email notifications regarding your order, such as order confirmation, shipping confirmation, buyback notification etc., are not promotional emails. They are considered part of the order process. You will continue to receive emails regarding your order regardless of your newsletter subscription status.

    From time to time we may share Personal Information with our affiliates. These include (a) companies that we own or control, (b) companies that own or control us, or (c) companies that are owned or controlled by the same companies that own or control us. Such information may be used by our affiliates to promote their products and services to you. Where such information sharing occurs, our affiliates will follow the terms contained in this policy.

    In addition, Textbooks.com shares your personal information with third party providers of products and services. These are third party providers of products and services you may purchase from or through us (e.g., Marketplace on Textbooks.com Purchases). These third parties do not have the right to use personal information we provide to them in any way that is not authorized by Textbooks.com. They are contractually obligated to use such information only as necessary to assist us and to maintain the confidentiality and security of such information.

    Except as described below, Textbooks.com will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties who are not our affiliates without your consent. We do not sell or exchange customer lists or customer information for marketing purposes with non-affiliated third parties, and will not do so without your express permission. We may share anonymous, aggregate information concerning the demographic makeup of our customers to non-affiliated third parties.

    We may share Personal Information we collect for business purposes with companies and individuals who provide servicing, administrative, marketing, and other services for us, or on our behalf. Companies we hire to provide such services are only permitted, by contract, to use your information for the performance of the specific services we have requested of them. We use a third-party service provider to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet and sometimes on this site. They may collect anonymous information about your visits to our Web site, and your interaction with our products and services. They may also use information about your visits to this and other Web sites to target advertisements for goods and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag, which is industry standard technology used by most major web sites. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process. They do not know the name, phone number, address, email address, or any personally identifying information about the user. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this anonymous information used by our third party service provider, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative's website by clicking here.

    On occasion, Textbooks.com enters into agreements with non-affiliated third parties under which Textbooks.com provides the third party a commission, or other financial remuneration, based upon the third party's advertising to, or referral of, customers. We may share your Personal Information with such third parties to verify that you have obtained products or services from Textbooks.com, or to verify that Textbooks.com is in compliance with any agreements between Textbooks.com and the third party.

    Textbooks.com may share your Personal Information with others as required, or permitted, by law. This may include sharing your Personal Information with third parties in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process. This may also include sharing your Personal Information with third parties if we believe that doing so is necessary to exercise our legal rights, defend against legal claims, defend against potential legal claims, apply the terms of any of our policies or user agreements, or otherwise protect the rights, property, or safety of Textbooks.com, our users, or others.

    In the event that Textbooks.com, or substantially all of Textbooks.com's assets, are acquired, your Personal Information will be transferred to the acquiring company. In such a situation, you will be provided with notice that a transfer of your Personal Information is imminent, and you will be given an opportunity to opt-out of the transfer of your Personal Information.

    Textbooks.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites that may be linked to this site. When you click on links and banners on our site that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies.

    • Automatically collected information. Textbooks.com's web servers automatically collect anonymous information about a visitor's IP address, browser type and referrer by reading this information from your browser. This information is collected in a database and is used to help us recognize you each time you return to our site. This information is automatically logged by most websites.

    • Information collected using cookies. Textbooks.com may use various kinds of software devices, such as "cookies" to collect information about Internet use. These small files identify your browser and save information such as passwords so that websites can recognize you. You can set your browser to disable cookies, but some portions of this site (and other sites) may not work properly if you do this.

    • Information collected using pixel tags or clear GIFs. Textbooks.com may use "message format" and "message open" sensing technologies to help us understand the effectiveness of certain of our email marketing efforts. Both technologies require the use of pixel tags or clear GIFs (also called web beacons). The "message format" sensing technology allows us to recognize whether you have enabled your email program to receive HTML emails; if so, this information is then associated with your email address so that subsequent messages can be sent to you in HTML format. The "message open" sensing technology allows us to recognize whether you have opened our email message. We can only detect this if your have enabled your email program to receive HTML emails.

    • Site Optimization and Usage Tracking. In order to assure your visits to our websites are completely satisfactory, our system automatically identifies which browser you are using, the IP (Internet Provider) you used for access, and your Operating System. We do not collect any personal information from your hard drive. We also track user traffic patterns throughout our website. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas, as well as the kinds of products that most interest our customers. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue building a better site for you. To do this, we use web beacons and cookies (discussed below). We contract with third parties to help manage and optimize our Internet business and communications. If you do not want to help us learn how to improve our site, products, offers and marketing strategy, you can "opt out" of our ability to analyze such data by clicking the following link and following the instructions provided.

    • Collection of Information from Children. We do not seek information from children. If you are under 18 you should not provide us with any information without the involvement of a parent or guardian.

    How Is Your Personal Information Protected?

    Textbooks.com maintains reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the Personal Information to protect against unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. To further secure your Personal Information:

    • We have instituted measures to help protect your Personal Information from being intercepted and read as it is transmitted over the Internet.

    • We cross check an email address with the submitted password to validate access to any Textbooks.com customer account.

    • We do not allow any email address to access more than one Textbooks.com account. When a new Textbooks.com account is created, we require you to submit an email address that is not associated with an existing Textbooks.com account.

    • We encourage you to use a password that is not easily determinable (e.g., don't use your name or street name). Keep your password secure; do not share it with anyone. The password is the "key" to your account; anyone who gets this "key" can, along with your email address, gain access to your account.

      • If you forget your password, go to the My Account log in page and click on the "Forgot your password?" link, and then type in the email address of the account you would like to open. A message will be sent to your email address with instructions on how to access your account and change your password.

      • If you want to change your password or other account information, simply log onto your account and follow the instructions.

    • We encourage you to remember to sign out. To further prevent unauthorized access to your account, remember that after you sign in, you should sign out once you have (i) completed your transaction, (ii) completed managing your account, or (iii) decided to step away from your computer. Anyone who accesses your computer after you have signed in but before you have either signed out or your session has timed-out can access your account.

    In the event that your Personal Information is accessed and acquired by an unauthorized individual, we will conduct an investigation to determine if there is a reasonable possibility that your Personal Information has been, or will be, misused. In the event that we determine that misuse is reasonably possible, or that state or federal law requires that we issue a consumer notification, we will notify you of the unauthorized access unless a law enforcement agency believes that such notification may interfere with a criminal investigation. Notification of such an event may be given to you by e-mail, writing, or phone.

    How Can You Access Your Personal Information?

    To access, correct, or delete your Personal Information stored by Textbooks.com, please log in to the My Account page and update your information.

    How Will You Know If We Change Our Privacy Policy?

    This policy was last revised on March 30, 2016.

    Textbooks.com may, but is not required to, update this policy from time to time. Accordingly, you should periodically check this website for any changes.

    If You Have Any Questions About This Privacy Policy:

    Please contact us at privacy@textbooks.com. For all other inquiries, please contact Customer Service.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Welcome to the Textbooks.com website (the 'Site').

The terms and conditions stated below, along with the policies and guidelines located throughout the Site (collectively, the 'Terms of Use'), identify what users of the Site (each a 'User') can expect from Textbooks.com Providers (as defined below) and the Site and what we expect from Users. By visiting or viewing any area of the Site, or making a purchase or other transaction via the Site or using any other feature of the Site, a User is deemed to have accepted the Terms of Use.

I. ONLINE CONDUCT

User agrees to use the Site only for lawful purposes in accordance with these Terms of Use.

Textbooks.com may disclose any electronic communication of any kind (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the Site; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of Textbooks.com, Textbooks.com's affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, merchants, sponsors, and licensors (collectively, ' Textbooks.com Providers'), or any other User.

Textbooks.com reserves the right to prohibit or restrict conduct or communication that Textbooks.com deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to any User, Textbooks.com Provider, the Site, or any third party, or to violate any applicable law.

II. LICENSES AND RESTRICTIONS

Textbooks.com grants the User a limited, nonexclusive, revocable license to access and make personal, non-commercial use (except to the extent User has a business relationship with Textbooks.com) of the Site.

Textbooks.com further grants the User a limited, nonexclusive and revocable right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Site so long as the link does not portray Textbooks.com, its affiliates, or their respective products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. The foregoing licenses do not include any rights to:

  • modify, download (other than page caching), reproduce, copy, or resell the Site, the Content (as defined below) or any portion or derivative thereof;
  • commercially use the Site, the Content or any portion or derivative thereof (except to the extent User has a business relationship with Textbooks.com);
  • copy or download any User's account information for the benefit of any third party;
  • enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that apply to the Site or its systems;
  • use any robot, spider, data miner, scraper or other automated means to access the Site or its systems for any purpose;
  • interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or others' use and enjoyment of the Site;
  • bypass any Textbooks.com measures used to prevent or restrict access to any portion of the Site;
  • frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Content, trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Textbooks.com;
  • use Textbooks.com's name, trademarks, services marks, or logos in any meta tags, advertising keywords, or any other 'hidden text;' or
  • compile, repackage, disseminate, or otherwise extract data from the Site.

The foregoing are expressly prohibited; the right to do any of the foregoing shall require Textbooks.com's express written consent (which may include a written agreement signed by an authorized representative of Textbooks.com). Any unauthorized use of the Site, the Content, or any portion or derivative thereof shall terminate any license or permission granted by Textbooks.com.

III. TRADEMARKS

'Textbooks.com' and all other trademarks or service marks appearing on the Site are trademarks of Textbooks.com or its licensor. All rights are reserved. These and other intellectual property of Textbooks.com and its licensors used on the Site may not be used without prior written consent of Textbooks.com or its licensor, as the case may be. Without limiting the foregoing, no Textbooks.com trademark or trade dress may be used in connection with any product or service that is not Textbooks.com's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among Users, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Textbooks.com.

IV. CONTENT

'Content' is defined as any book, information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material posted on the Site.

User acknowledges that the Site contains Content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and Textbooks.com owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content. User may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, Users may make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for User's personal use and that User maintains any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see, e.g., 17 U.S.C. Section 107), User may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright or other proprietary right without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other propriety right. In addition to the foregoing, use of any software Content shall be governed by the software license agreement accompanying such software.

V. EXPORT

The U.S. export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. User agrees to abide by these laws and their regulations -- including but not limited to the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act -- and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any Content derived from the Site to either a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of such laws and regulations.

VI. PRICES

The price for an item on the Site may differ from the price shown in a User's shopping cart -- it is possible that such price may increase or decrease between the time the item is placed in a shopping cart and the time that the purchase is actually made. On rare occasions, an item may be priced incorrectly on the Site. If the price for such an item on the Site is incorrect as shown and the actual price is higher than the price shown at the time of purchase, then, at its sole discretion, Textbooks.com may either (i) contact the User for instructions before shipping the item or charging the User for the item; (ii) cancel the order for the item and notify the User of such cancellation; or (iii) ship the item at the incorrect price to the benefit of the User. Please note that this policy regarding prices applies only to items sold and shipped by Textbooks.com.

VII. RISK OF LOSS

The risk of loss and title for all items purchased via the Site pass to the User upon delivery of the item to the shipping carrier.

VIII. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The items offered for sale on the Site contain descriptions that are provided directly by the publisher, manufacturer, or distributor of such item. Textbooks.com does not represent or warrant that the description of such items are accurate or complete. IF A USER PURCHASES AN ITEM FROM TEXTBOOKS.COM THAT IS NOT AS DESCRIBED ON THE SITE, THE USER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO RETURN THE ITEM IN AN UNUSED CONDITION FOR A REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.

IX. AGE OF USERS

Textbooks.com does not intend the Site to be used by any individual under the age of 18 (a 'Minor') without the supervision of a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older (a 'Guardian'). Textbooks.com relies upon Guardians to determine if any Content or items available on the Site are appropriate for the viewing, access, or purchase by such Minors. If a User is a Minor, such Minor may use the Site only under the supervision of a Guardian.

X. TERMINATION OF USAGE

Textbooks.com may issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend, or terminate any User's right to use or access all or any part of the Site, including any account thereon, without notice, for any reason in Textbooks.com's sole discretion, including without limitation Textbooks.com's belief that such access would violate any applicable law or would be harmful to the interests of, or potentially cause financial loss or legal liability to, Textbooks.com, any Textbooks.com Provider or another User.

XI. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

User represents and warrants to Textbooks.com that: (i) User has the full power and authority to enter into and perform User's obligations under these Terms of Use; (ii) User's assent to and performance of User's obligations under these Terms of Use do not constitute a breach of or conflict with any other agreement or arrangement by which User is bound, or any applicable laws, regulations, or rules; (iii) these Terms of Use constitute legal, valid, binding, and enforceable obligations on User; (iv) User's use of the Site will not infringe the patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, or other intellectual property or proprietary right of any third party; and (v) User will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in User's use of the Site.

XII. INDEMNITY

User agrees to indemnify and hold each Textbooks.com Provider harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, made by any third party due to or arising out of User's breach of the Terms of Use or User's use of the Site in a manner that violates any law or the rights of a third party.

XIII. PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT SECURITY

Every User that has an account on the Site is responsible for (i) keeping his or her account password confidential and secured, (ii) restricting access to such User's computer; and (iii) keeping the e-mail address associated with that account current. User acknowledges that it is important to keep the e-mail address associated with his or her account current because although the User may be able to log into his or her Textbooks.com account using an old e-mail address, such User will not receive important messages from Textbooks.com about his or her orders and inquiries or other matters.

User accepts full responsibility for all activities that occur within such User's Textbooks.com account.

XIV. NOTICES

User consents to receive electronic communications from Textbooks.com, whether addressed to the e-mail address associated with such User's Textbooks.com account or posted on the Site. User acknowledges and agrees that any communication via e-mail or by postings on this Site satisfies any legal requirement that such communication be made in writing and that such communications shall be deemed received upon sending or posting.

XV. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THE SITE IS PROVIDED BY TEXTBOOKS.COM ON AN 'AS IS' AND 'AS AVAILABLE' BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH TEXTBOOKS.COM PROVIDER DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NO TEXTBOOKS.COM PROVIDER MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED: (i) AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED THEREON; (ii) THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE; OR (iv) THAT THE SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAILS SENT FROM OR ON BEHALF OF TEXTBOOKS.COM ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, SCRIPTS, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

TEXTBOOKS.COM DOES NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THE SITE OR ANY RELATED SERVICES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. THE OPERATION OF THE SITE MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE THE CONTROL OF TEXTBOOKS.COM.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ANY TEXTBOOKS.COM PROVIDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY A USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SITE OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR E-MAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, TERRORISM, FIRE, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO TEXTBOOKS.COM'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES. USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. THIS PROVISION IS NOT INTENDED TO DISCLAIM OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY THAT TEXTBOOKS.COM MAY NOT DISCLAIM OR EXCLUDE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

NO TEXTBOOKS.COM PROVIDER SHALL ASSUME LIABILITY FOR ANY ACTION OR INACTION WITH RESPECT TO CONDUCT, COMMUNICATION, OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NO TEXTBOOKS.COM PROVIDER WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE PURCHASE OF ANY PRODUCT THEREFROM, EVEN IF SUCH TEXTBOOKS.COM PROVIDER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL TEXTBOOKS.COM'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE VALUE OF GOODS PURCHASED THROUGH THE SITE BY USER OR $100.

TO RESIDENTS OF NEW JERSEY: THE PROVISIONS ABOVE ARE INTENDED TO BE AS BROAD AND INCLUSIVE ONLY AS IS PERMITTED BY THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY ONLY.

XVI. SEVERABILITY

The provisions of these Terms of Use are intended to extend to the fullest extent permitted by law. If for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held invalid in whole or in part in any applicable jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in any jurisdiction.

XVII. APPLICABLE LAW; JURISDICTION

The Site is created and controlled by Textbooks.com in the State of Missouri. The laws of the State of Missouri will govern the Terms of Use, without giving effect to any principles that would cause the application of the law of any other State.

Each Textbooks.com Provider and User agrees to submit to the nonexclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of Missouri and waives any objection to the laying of venue of any litigation in said courts.

XVIII. DISPUTE RESOLUTION

For any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of the Terms of Use, the Site or any Textbooks.com service (each a 'Claim') where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000 (excluding Claims for injunctive or other equitable relief), User or Textbooks.com may elect to resolve the dispute through binding arbitration conducted by telephone, on-line or based solely upon written submissions where no in-person appearance is required. In such cases, the arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules (including without limitation the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes, if applicable), and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

Alternatively, any Claim (including Claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) may be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Boone County, Missouri or in the United States county where the defendant is located (in the case of Textbooks.com, Boone County, Missouri, and in the User's case either in the county of such User's home address or principal place of business, or if such address is not located in the United States, then in Boone County, Missouri).

XIX. FRAUD

Textbooks.com actively reports and prosecutes actual and suspected credit card fraud.

We may require further authorization from you such as a telephone confirmation of your order and/or other information. Our decision to require further authorization is at our discretion. Textbooks.com reserves the right to cancel, delay, refuse to ship, or recall from the shipper any order if fraud is suspected.

Textbooks.com captures certain information during the order process, including time, date, IP address, and other information that will be used to locate and identify individuals committing fraud. If any Textbooks.com order is suspected to be fraudulent, all records will be submitted with or without a subpoena to all law enforcement agencies and to the credit card company for fraud investigation. Textbooks will cooperate with authorities to prosecute offenders to the full extent of the law.

XX. ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

User agrees to comply with any additional policies and guidelines located throughout the Site, including without limitation the following, which are incorporated into these Terms of Use:

  • Intellectual Property Rights Policy
  • Privacy and Security Policy
  • Buyback Policy

XXI. ACKNOWLEDGMENT

By visiting or viewing any area of the Site, making a purchase or other transaction via Textbooks.com or using any other feature of the Site, a User is deemed to have accepted the Terms of Use. The Terms of Use, including all documents referenced herein, represents the entire understanding between User and Textbooks.com regarding User's relationship with Textbooks.com and supersedes any prior statements or representations. Headings used in the Terms of Use are for reference only and shall not affect the meaning of any terms.

XXII. MODIFICATION

Internet technology and the applicable laws, rules and regulations change frequently. Accordingly, Textbooks.com reserves the right to make changes to the Site, posted policies, and Terms of Use at any time without notice. User's continued use of the Site constitutes assent to any new or modified provision of these Terms of Use that may be posted on the Site

last updated: 06/06/2016

Intellectual Property Policy

Intellectual Property Policy

Textbooks.com has adopted the following policy toward intellectual property infringements:

"Textbooks.com will block access to and/or remove any material submitted to our site that we believe in good faith infringes a copyright or other intellectual property right."

This policy shall cover all aspects of Textbooks.com.

Procedure for Reporting Intellectual Property Infringements:
If you are the owner of an intellectual property right that you believe is being infringed by material on the Textbooks.com site, please submit a formal Notice of Copyright Infringement containing the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of each copyrighted, trademarked or otherwise protected work claimed to have been infringed.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, including information reasonably sufficient to permit Textbooks.com to locate the material on the Textbooks.com site.
  • Your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the rights owner, its agent or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Send the Notice of Infringement to the following designated Intellectual Property Rights Agent for Textbooks.com to Corrections@Textbooks.com.

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