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Returning Textbooks

Returning unused books
Return deadline
Refunds for dropped courses
Returning opened books
Complete return policy

Can I return a book if I don’t need it?

We offer a full refund (different from buy back) until the return deadline each semester. Please see our complete return policy.

When is your return deadline?

During Fall and Spring, the return deadline is the end of the first week of school. During Maymester and Summer, it is the third day of classes. Check your receipt for this semester's deadline. Special returns deadlines apply to books for Continuing Education evening credit courses as well as correspondence courses.

What if I decide to drop a course or withdraw from the university?

After the return deadline, documentation of dropping a course is required to return course materials. Those course materials must be returned within 48 hours of the drop in original purchase condition, with receipt and documentation. Returns due to withdrawal are done on a case-by-case basis and are up to the discretion of the CU Book Store.

Can I return a book if I open the shrink-wrap?

That depends. If it was a book or a group of books or other course materials, all items must be present and in new condition, but a re-shrink-wrapping fee applies. If the book(s) are no longer in new condition, you may only receive a partial refund. If the shrink-wrapped item is a course reader or packet of photocopies, they are not returnable if opened.

What are your complete return policies?

Please see our return policy.


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