Textbook Information

General Textbook Information

We stock all required textbooks for course use at The University of Montana - Western. We also supply a large number of used textbooks for your convenience and savings. Buying used textbooks saves you up to 25% off the publisher's list prices. 

Buyback Policy

On-campus buybacks are held the last day of every block from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  In addition we extend the buyback of the last block of the semester from one day to three days.  The textbook buyback takes place in the Campus Bookstore and is done by an outside vendor, Follett Higher Education Group.  The prices paid by Follett are based on the current demand for each particular title.  Both new and used textbooks are eligible for buyback each semester.

Follett Higher Education Group determines textbook purchase according to the following reasons:


If professors have adopted the textbook for sebsequent terms, then the textbook will be 50% of your purchase price.   If the textbook is not adopted but will be used on another campus, then the demand will determine the value of the textbook.  If a new edition of the textbook is printed, then the old edition will have little value.  Your textbook value depreciates according to extensive wear and tear.


Special Orders

Often, outside reading required by your professor will make it necessary for you to special order a textbook. The Campus Bookstore will be happy to place any special orders; however you will be asked to pay the postage.