Published: Jan. 10, 2023
Students outside of the CU Book Store

Placing a textbook order with the CU Book Store is the fast, easy and convenient way to get all of the correct course materials for your classes, guaranteed.

For students’ convenience, all textbooks must be ordered through the CU Book Store website or in store. Choose your preference of rental, used, digital or new books. It’s fast, easy and convenient! Students may also shop for school supplies, technology and Buff gear in store or online.

Please make sure to bring your Buff OneCard when visiting the store and your order number for in-store pickup. Make sure to check store hours before you visit.

If you have textbook questions or need assistance ordering, contact the CU Book Store via live chatemail or call 303-492-7089.

Textbooks and course materials come in many formats

Day 1 Digital Access, rental books, digital materials, open educational resources and more: Learn more about each of these formats and how they are delivered and billed.

Textbook rentals

Renting textbooks is a cost effective option. You can highlight and make notes in rental books, and if you decide to keep it, no problem! Textbooks can be purchased at the end of the term for the difference between the rental and retail prices—no additional fees. Please make sure to return your rental books on time to avoid extra costs.

Bill your textbooks and school supplies

The CU Book Store is the only place where students can charge their purchases to the tuition and fee bill! Students may charge textbooks, school supplies and technology accessory purchases (up to $1,500 per semester) to their student tuition and fee bill! Visit the CU Book Store website for complete details.