Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I purchase my textbooks?
What do the various book status descriptions mean?
- REQUIRED - this indicates a must read for the class.
- RECOMMENDED - implies the professor prefers the title to be read for the class but it is not required.
- OPTIONAL- this is up to the discretion of the student. It is not required.
- CHOICE - this is a requirement for the class but it comes in different formats. You may choose a bound textbook, a loose leaf version, bundle, or an eBook. Your choice. A bundle includes either a bound or loose leaf text and an access code (choose one book only).
What do I need to bring with me to pick up my order?
It is helpful to have the first and last name of the person who placed the order online and student ID.
Where do I pick up my order?
The pickup location is located in the back of the Bookstore in the textbook area.
End of Semester Buyback: The best time to get the most value for textbooks is the week of finals at the end of each semester. Buyback helps lower textbook costs for the following semester. STUDENT ID REQUIRED.
Who may I contact if I experience a problem while ordering?
Contact Carrie Romano at (717) 245-1961, or toll free, 1-(800) 582-5436. It is our sincere desire that this reservation process be a positive experience for students, parents, and Bookstore staff.
Disclaimer: In making the Dickinson College textbook list available on this web site, the Bookstore cannot and does not guarantee the books we have listed will actually be the books used for any given course and section; individual instructors can and do make final decisions about course book usage, therefore changes and errors may occur. If your course is not listed, the Bookstore has not yet received a request from the instructor. Textbook prices are subject to change without notice.