Information for Undergraduate Students

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Textbook Information for Undergraduate Students and Faculty:

UG Winter Term Rentals:

Students with outstanding rental books will receive a reminder email on Monday, April 20th listing the titles they rented from the University Store. This email will explain the process for returning these books. In close conjunction with that email, students will also receive an email from UPS Worldship containing a prepaid shipping label that can be used to send their rental book(s) back to us. Students will be responsible for packing their books, affixing the prepaid label, and either dropping at a UPS dropbox/facility or arranging a carrier pickup.

Students remaining on campus or in the Lexington area may return their rentals in person in the University Store. Please note that the store has limited hours during this period. Our current hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to 2pm.

Returned rentals must be physically received by the University Store by Monday, May 4th. This means students should plan to mail their returns no later than Monday, April 27th to allow for adequate transit time. Rentals will be checked for condition, as always. Students who fail to return their book(s), or whose books are received in unacceptable condition, will have the appropriate costs charged to their student account.

Students who have left the country should reach out to to obtain an accommodation.

UG Spring Term Textbooks and Course Materials:

The University Store will collect all required textbook information from Spring Term faculty and post it online. Spring Term faculty should continue to send in their book orders, as before. Required books can be viewed by visiting the Registrar's Spring Term Course Listings, then clicking on any course, and then clicking the "View Books Now" link.

In general, the University Store will NOT provide textbooks for Spring Term courses. Students are encouraged to use the required listings from W&L's site and purchase books on their own. However, the store's staff will be researching any particularly hard-to-source textbooks and plans to offer those, along with course packs, for direct sale to students who need them. If you are registered for a course with one of these textbooks, or a course that has a required course pack, the University Store's textbook staff will reach out to enrollees in your course before April 17th with information about ordering your course materials.

If you are concerned about ordering your own textbooks or feel you will be unable to do so, please reach out as soon as possible to us at We will be happy to order books for any student and ship them to your home. In order for our staff to have adequate time to source your books and get them to you for the start of spring term classes, please make this request by Friday, April 3rd.

Textbook Buyback:

There will be no physical buybacks of textbooks for the remainder of the academic year. However, Washington and Lee does offer an online buyback option that is available to you during this time. Students can check prices and print a pre-paid shipping label to send in their books. Once the books have been received, students will get a check in the mail. The online buyback is available here: