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Course Materials FAQ

The ins and outs of obtaining course materials for classes can be a confusing experience and the UC Davis Stores has you covered. We took our most commonly discussed subjects and broke them down into easy to read sections, as seen below. For any other questions, or for more information about a subject, feel free to email us at [email protected].

Equitable Access Textbook Program

UC Davis Stores launched Equitable Access in fall 2020. Required textbooks are included for just $169 per quarter when you pay your student fees. There is no need to enroll—all of your required digital textbooks will be available in your Canvas account by the first day of class. Required textbooks that don’t have a digital equivalent are also included at no additional cost. Learn more by visiting the Equitable Access FAQ.

UC Davis Rental Program

UC Davis Stores offers one of the largest rental programs in the nation. You must be a UC Davis student and present your Aggie card at checkout. All rentals are per quarter/semester and need to be returned by the last day of final exams. We partner with multiple textbook wholesale vendors to bring the lowest cost possible to the students, therefore, we are unable to accept late rental returns. Students who fail to return books by the deadline will be charged.

Price Comparison

Our website will list pricing alongside our competitors for every title that is available. This includes third-party markets such as Amazon, Chegg, Alibris, etc. These comparisons are shown in real-time and allow the student to access the best possible prices. If you decide to purchase through the comparison tool, simply add it to your cart, and it will direct you to the other retailer’s site.

Price Match

UC Davis will price match new textbooks and general books.

Inclusive Access Program

The Inclusive Access program has been on the UC Davis Campus since fall 2014. Inclusive Access converts physical course materials into instantly accessible, totally interactive and adaptive digital content, while drastically reducing the cost to students. Find out more on our Inclusive Access page.

Online Textbook Order

You will choose your term, department, and then your course/section. Once you have all your classes chosen, simply click “View Your Course Materials.” This will show you all adopted material your professor has sent in for us to carry. Once in check-out, you choose your method of payment and your delivery preference. If you need any assistance with this process, please contact our web team.

Returns and Refunds

Please visit our Returns and Refunds page for more information.

Textbook Buyback

UC Davis Stores buys books back from students every day of the year. If you would like to check the current buyback price for any given title, visit our textbook buyback information page.

Other Questions?

If you have any other questions pertaining to course materials, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

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