Fall Term 2023 Textbook Buyback
& PSEO/Rental Returns
The next textbook buyback will take place at the end of fall term.
Check back here for specific days and times once dates have been finalized.
Buyback will only be only offered on specific days at the end of the term.
You may bring your books in on the published dates and times and we will determine if your books have any cash value.
PSEO and rental returns will also be accepted during the same window.
You may bring any textbook materials to sell back.
No sales are guaranteed and the value of books varies and is subject to change.
All rented titles and PSEO materials must be returned by Friday, December 15, 2023 to avoid fines and late fees.
1. Textbooks adopted by professors for the following term AND when more inventory is needed are bought back during the end of semester buyback at a higher price.
2. Textbooks not adopted for the following semester, or materials where the Bookstore has purchased as many as needed, will be bought back at the current wholesale value. That price is determined by national demand, edition status, and inventory at the wholesaler's warehouse. Keep in mind that some books have no buyback value whatsoever.
3. Whether or not the book has all its pieces (CDs, kits, etc., if applicable). The DCTC Bookstore does not buy back examination, desk, professor or other complimentary copies of textbooks from professors nor international copies of books. We will not buy books with water or other excessive damage. Books with excessive damage that are shipped to us or our buyback partners will be returned. If you have questions about the condition of your book for resale, contact us for further information.
Visit the MBS website and in three easy steps you are done!
Just hit the button below!
You can also check buyback prices online using the link or see below.
Add an ISBN to your buyback list by typing the number into the Enter ISBN: field. Click the Add ISBN to List button to build your list.
Click the link below to view ISBNs in your current buyback alert list. This list may also include books you have previously purchased through this site.View My Buyback Alert List
|DCTC Bookstore does not offer year-round, in-store buyback.
|Please remember that we DO NOT GUARANTEE that we will buy back your textbooks!
At the end of each Semester, typically during Finals Week, a textbook wholesale company will be on campus to purchase students’ textbooks. They will be buying textbooks on behalf of DCTC Bookstore, as well as textbooks that will be used at other colleges and universities.
|How It Works
At buyback, students must bring their Student ID along with the textbooks that they wish to sell. The Bookstore employee or Wholesale Buyer will scan the bar code on the Textbook and the system will display the price being offered for the textbook. Buyback transactions are in cash. We are not able to produce checks, credit a card, or apply the funds to your Financial Aid. In most cases, a receipt is not required for textbook buyback.
Did you know you can sell your books back online?
Other restrictions may apply. Please see a Bookstore employee if you have any questions.