Textbooks FAQ


  • To see what books are needed for your courses, see Book List.
  • To reserve the textbooks you need, start a textbook reservation at Text Express website.
  • For the latest information on textbooks, please see the textbook information on the University Store website. 

Textbook FAQ

Spring Semester 2023

Student Express will be held in the Manwaring Center room 176A. You can pick up reserved parking passes, I-cards, textbooks and class-required items.
When can I pick up items that have been reserved?
Reserved items can be picked up:
Apr 14 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 15 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apr 17 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Apr 18 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Where on the website do I go to order my textbooks and have them shipped?
  • Hover over the "Textbooks" tab
  • Select "Sell Books"
  • You can order your books by clicking "Search Manually" using your course list.
  • Add the books needed to your cart and proceed to checkout.
Where do I pick up my textbooks if I chose in-store pickup?
  • During reservation pickup (see dates above) you can pick up items at student express (MC 176A). After reservation pickup ends location is register 6 in the University Store.
  • Be sure to pick up your books within 3 business days. (If books are not picked up in this time, they will be returned to inventory and your student account will be refunded minus a $5 restocking fee.)
  • If you cannot pick up your order within 3 business days, please reserve your books for pickup at Student Express at the beginning of the semester.
Can I still pick up my reservation if I am not with my I-Card/I-number?
  • Yes you can if you signed up to receive a text message while making reservations. A text will be sent out with a QR Code that can be scanned during pickup
What do I do if I need to return textbook rentals?
Can I sell back a book I purchased from the University Store?
What is the benefit of using digital textbooks (e-books and Auto Access)?
  • It’s the quickest and safest way to ensure course materials are available on the first day of class.
  • Digital books do not need to be returned or shipped back at the end of the semester.
  • With physical textbooks, there is a chance your materials will not arrive by the first day of class.
  • All materials will be updated on the student Book List as well as the Text Express website.
  • If students are enrolled in a course with Auto Access content, those textbooks will already be digitally available in I-Learn.
  • All regular e-books can be found here.
After purchasing an e-book, how do I access its content? 
  • If it's a digital book, you will have received an email with the link to the site where the book is available and a redemption code
  • If it's an access code to content, the code will be emailed to you. 
  • If you cannot find your codes or links after trying these options, please call in at 208-496-1411 and we'll be happy to get you to someone who can re-send you this information.
How do I find my Redemption code?
  • The code will be sent to your BYUI email within 15 minutes of purchase, if you don't see it there make sure to check your Junk or Spam folders.
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