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Textbook Policy


Buying

Before each new semester, your professor will let the Shop know what you will need. Skip the long lines and order from our website. Wanting the best deal for our students, the SpiderShop has a price comparison tool which you can learn more about at How to Find Your Textbooks.

How to Find Your Textbooks

There are some important things you will need to know when shopping for your Textbook. You need to know the Term of your class (ex Spring 2020), Department (ex ACCT), Course Number (ex 201), and Section (ex 01). All together it should look like this; Spring 2020, ACCT 201, 01. Where can you find all of this? In Blackboard under Week at a Glance! Click here for a sample. See the image below, it is a good example of what you will see. Once you know the course number for your classes, it will make finding your book easy.

At the top of the SpiderShop page, click Books, the drop down menu will show Buy/Rent, click the link. It will take you to our Verba Compare site. Fill in your course information. Click here for a sample of how everything will look.

Ex: Spring 2020, ACCT 201, 01.

Fun fact, you can enter more than one course at a time! Select the ‘Compare Prices on These Course Materials’. All the results; not only prices from the SpiderShop but from Amazon and many other sites will show up! SpiderShop cannot guarantee purchases made on outside vendor sites. If you have any questions or conserns, feel free to contact us by the contact info located below

UR SpiderShop

Phone: 804.289.8491

Email: Bookstore@richmond.edu

Textbook List

Textbook lists are a great way to find required and recommended textbooks for your classes. The SpiderShop is determined to keep students and parents informed what materials are needed for class. Our Booklist is updated every Mon - Fri by 11am EST.

The Textbook list is subject to change; prices and books (Title/edition/number of books)can be changed at any time depending on the requests of the Professor, Publisher, or Distributor

Refunds

Every semester has a cutoff date for Textbook Returns. Returns will not be accepted after the cutoff Date which will be displayed on your receipt. New Textbooks MUST be returned in like new condition (No writing, damage, etc.). For every return, a receipt MUST be presented. So remember, Keep Your Receipt!

Rentals

Renting is a great way to save money. Students can write and highlight in rental books before returning them to the SpiderShop! (It is safer to wait until after the add/drop date before marking in your Rentals.) Unfortunately not all textbooks are available for rent. During the check out process either instore or online, you will be prompted if you would like to rent available Textbooks. Ebooks are available to rent or buy with Redshelf and VitalSource.

Buyback

At the end of each semester, the SpiderShop hosts Textbook Buy Back. Outside the shop, in the hallway of the Tyler Haynes Commons for one week, there is a table dedicated to buying books you do not want. In order to sell your text books, students must have their Spider Card!