The Columbia bookstore provides students with textbooks (new and used, rental and digital), course materials, general reading, and reference materials. The bookstore also supplies computer products and Columbia gear. Students in some classes have the option to rent their textbooks through our rent-a-text program.
The bookstore is the only official retail outlet, which works with Columbia’s faculty to provide the course materials Columbia students will need. Students with Columbia Cash accounts or a Book Charge can use these features at the bookstore. Students can also sell their used textbooks back to the bookstore for the books’ current market value, after use. For more information on purchasing your books and supplies you can visit the Purchasing Your Books and Supplies page, found under the Manage Your Account section of the Student Financial Services website (colum.edu/sfs).