Your Bookstore and You
Buying textbooks in-store allows for you to:
- Get your textbooks without additional charges.
- Ask our staff your questions in person.
- Comparison shop for in-store rentals and guaranteed buybacks.
- Take advantage of in-store promotions and Winter Start-Up events.
Booklists will be posted in the Bookstore in early August. Please print out your timetable from the student portal to ensure you are getting the right books.
There are two ways to order your textbooks online:
- Log into the Student Portal and click for the Bookstore link on the Services page.
- Using the course information from your timetable, you can check pricing & availability of textbooks for your program by visiting the Bookstore website.
You can pick up your order in-store, or have it delivered:
In-Store Pickup is available at the Doon campus for Doon, Cambridge, and Ingersoll courses. (see Hours & Locations).Your product will be available for pickup within 48 hours of purchase.
Courier Shipment is available for programs at Doon, Cambridge, Ingersoll and Stratford campuses, for an additional fee. Your order will ship within 2 business days via courier. Check your Conestoga student e-mail account for a shipping promo code.
We know that textbooks can be expensive, so we also sell used books. Used books can save a student up to 1/3 of the cost of a new book and are exempt from the federal portion of HST (5%). You may receive up to 50% off the current selling price for a new book.
We guarantee that what we have on our shelves are the editions you will need for your class. Used books are located with the new copies on our shelves, but are clearly labeled with a yellow "Used" sticker on the spine.
Due to high demand, and unpredictability in obtaining used books, they are only available in-store. Please visit us in-store or online to see if what you are looking for.
Conestoga is the only bookstore with direct access to your book lists, so we can guarantee that we have the correct editions.
When you rent from the Conestoga College Bookstore you have more choices.
- We are your textbook experts, so we can answer all your questions.
- You have the option to buy the course materials during the rental term.
- You have the assurance of seeing the book you're renting before making your decision
- All money from the Conestoga College Bookstore goes back to our community - so straight back to you and your departments
Conestoga has teamed up with textbookrental.ca to provide you with an online rental option. You can rent your textbooks online 24 hours a day and never see a line-up. When you rent your books, you'll pay up to 75% less than the new price. For more information, check out our information sheet (pdf). If you have additional questions you can check out conestoga.textbookrental.ca.
Are you looking for stand alone access codes or e-textbooks? We offer those as well. Please follow this link and look for you Course Code. http://www.conestogac.on.ca/bookstore/digitalmaterials.jsp
You will be directed to the campusebookstore.com website where you can purchase these access codes.
We are always interested in being able to purchase your textbooks back from you. We purchase books for ourselves, as well as two wholesale vendors.
You will be able to get some money back at the end of your semester and another student will be able to save money on your used textbook.
We suggest that you register all of your textbooks
with us as soon as possible.
Once you have registered the ISBN of each textbook we will notify you via e-mail when we are looking to purchase that book. If want to sell books now, just type in the ISBN of each book – if we are buying it back than the approximate price will be displayed. Then just come into the Bookstore and with your book.
We only buy back looks in good condition. Anything that renders the book unusable is considered damaged. This includes:
- Water damage or other liquid spills
- Warped or stained pages
- Missing or torn cover or pages
- Damage to the binding
- Excessive odor
- Highlighting and / or writing throughout the book
We are always purchasing textbooks but have specific dates where an outside vendor works with us.
Online textbook rental fulfillment is an ancillary service provided by Conestoga and exclusively managed by Textbookrental.ca, an affiliate partner. Secure servers and payment processing technology, managed directly by Textbookrental.ca, will ensure that your privacy is protected at all times throughout your shopping experience and subsequent checkout process. Information collected to facilitate this service is a requirement established and managed exclusively by Textbookrental.ca, not Conestoga.
Please also note that all purchases, rentals, and services from this service will be referenced on your credit card statement as TBRRENTAL.CA
Please direct any questions that you might have to textbookrental.ca.