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Textbook Information

To ensure we have the most accurate information for you to order from:

Compare textbook prices online all from one easy location.

Sound too good to be true?! No more staying up late researching the best prices on your textbooks. Get the resources you need for a successful semester with the confidence you are getting the best price. MSU Bookstore is leveraging the latest in textbook acquisition technology with the benefit (and wallet) of the Montana State student in mind.


How and where?

Visit MSU Bookstore’s website,, click on textbooks. Select the term you are shopping for as well as your entire course list with section numbers.

This website allows you to compare textbook prices for your entire book list from a variety of online sources such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chegg, RedShelf, MSU Bookstore and more. Pick and choose where you prefer to purchase each of your textbook titles. We are confident you will be pleasantly surprised how well MSU Bookstore’s textbook prices compare side by side with other retailers. Since MSU Bookstore is owned by Montana State’s students and faculty, any profits at the end of the year are rebated into lower textbook prices as well as other discounts in the store. Compare and see for yourself!

Due to COVID-19 our Pick up at Store on textbook orders option is not available. As an alternative we are providing FREE delivery to the Residence Halls and UPS shipping on your Fall 2020 textbook orders

Please note: Online textbook orders will be filled with available textbooks on hand. If there are any textbooks on your order that are not in stock, we will only fill what is available. Textbooks that are not in stock, will not be placed in a back-order status. We do not guarantee 100% of your order will be filled. Orders will be filled 24 hours after they are received. If you place your order Friday night through Sunday the order will be available for pick up or shipment Tuesday morning. We will send you an email when the order is complete. Please check your SPAM or Junk Mail filter for this email. Be aware of the “Choose One” option, usually this is your choice of an e-book vs. a paper book. If you choose both, we contact you to clarify your choice.


What is the most affordable way to get textbooks at MSU Bookstore?

The most affordable way to get your textbooks, if available, is to purchase used from MSU Bookstore and sell that textbook back at buyback during finals week. The next best option with the interest in saving money is to rent your textbook, the rental is due to be returned during buyback as well. In certain instances, new is the only option. Some of these instances are based on online access codes, which simply can only be used once, a new edition of a title, or maybe we simply were only able to acquire a handful of used books. Order your books as soon as you can to make sure you get first dibs on the used available.    

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