The Brigham Young University-Idaho Bookstore provides students with necessary classroom and convenience items. The following tips can help in having a successful experience at the Bookstore:

Avoid the Rush

To avoid the lines during the busy back-to-school period, you can use the textbook reservation system, purchase your textbooks online at, or shop early at the Bookstore.  Many textbooks are on the shelves up to three weeks prior to the beginning of classes.


Textbooks purchased from the Bookstore at the beginning of a semester may be returned for full refund until the last day of the no penalty add/drop period.  Returned books must be in resalable condition and a receipt must be provided as proof of purchase.  Books purchased after the add/drop period may also be returned within two business days.  There are NO refunds on textbooks purchased the last week of any semester or term or during final exams unless they are purchased for class use during the next semester or term.

There is also a generous return policy on other products.

Buy Back

The Bookstore buys used textbooks at the end of each semester during test week.  The number of books bought depends on estimated future course enrollments.  Excess textbooks and books not being used again on campus are bought at the same location by a wholesale book company for resale in the national textbook market.

Check Cashing

Checks may be cashed for up to $25 over the amount of purchase. A current student ID must be presented and the student number, local address, and telephone number must be clearly written on all checks. Payroll checks or large personal checks may be cashed at the Cashier's Office in the Kimball Building.

Student Charges

All registered students have a charge account set up through the Brigham Young University-Idaho Accounting Office. This account can be used at the beginning of each semester to purchase textbooks and school supplies. The balance must be paid off within thirty days of the date of purchase. Payments can be made at the Bookstore or  the Accounting Office.