WELCOME! Welcome to the Lafayette College Store, independently owned and operated by Lafayette College. All profits are added to the College General Fund. We stock all books and essential course materials needed for classes, as well as a full line of school supplies, electronics, and cool Lafayette gear! Please note that textbook and course information is as up-to-date as possible, based upon current information from our faculty and publishers. Faculty may add or delete books, and prices may change as books are received and invoiced. How Do I Shop For Textbooks? Bring your class schedule to the Lafayette College Store, find your classes (arranged alphabetically by department), select your books, and pay the cashier. Order and pay for your textbooks on the Lafayette College Store website, using the link at the bottom of this page, then pick them up in the store.
For incoming First Year Students (Freshmen), we offer the TEXTBOOK RESERVATION PROGRAM - This service is free, convenient and easy! We offer competitive prices by utilizing New, Used, Digital Books, and always try to offer the best value and prices possible.
Your textbooks will be ready for pick up at The Lafayette College Store on Friday, August 23rd, 2019. Please bring your Student ID with you for identification purposes. To participate in this program, First Year Students should complete the Lafayette College Textbook Reservation Program Qualtrics Survey (to be sent out week commencing July 8th) During the summer we receive your schedule of fall courses from our Registrar's Office. We will pull, pack and hold all of the Textbooks/Course Materials for your Fall Semester courses and charge them to your College Store Student Account (your store account is created before start of the semester using your student L# and linked to your Student Account Statement). Your Fall Semester Textbooks/Course Materials will be ready for pick up at The Lafayette College Store on Friday, August 23rd, 2019. Please bring your Student ID with you for identification purposes. If you participate and fill out the Qualtrics Survey DO NOT place a separate order online for your textbooks - we do all the work for you and will have the correct textbooks for all of your courses ready, in store, waiting for you so it's one less thing to worry about! Textbook Affordability
The Lafayette College Store is proud to do all we can to lower costs and improve the learning experience of our students. We look for opportunities in using new technology, open educational resources, and the collective buying power of our students
to reduce costs, improve delivery, and better serve scholarly needs. Through collaboration with faculty and departments, we have identified specific effective practices for finding affordable textbooks. We work to share those practices with our faculty and students,
to find savings in every possible way, including but not limited to: New & Used Books - We will make every attempt to fill your order with the type of book (new or used) requested. Should that type be unavailable, we will substitute with the type we have in stock. Note: This may cause your sales total to increase or decrease, depending on the substitution.
Please note: Availability of used books is on a first come, first serve basis and is not guaranteed. New books will be provided if used are not available. This site is not always representative of our inventory as prices and availability are subject to change at any time and could affect the total billed to your Student Account Statement or credit card. If you do not want anything substituted, please write "NO BOOK SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE" in the comment section on your checkout page.
Used Books - A used book will cost you significantly less than a new one, so we carry as many used books as we are able. Some look like new, others may be underlined or highlighted. Come in early to choose the best used books!
Rental Books - are now available for select titles in store and online for in-store pickup. By clicking the Agree button on the website, you agree to the terms and conditions of the Lafayette College Store Rental Agreement. Details should be included on your receipt.
E-Books - Please choose e-books carefully. E-books are charged separately and immediately at the time you place your order. Your e-book activation code will be emailed to the email address provided on your order. Make sure you provide an accurate email address.
Inclusive Access (IA) If your class has chosen to participate in the Inclusive Access Program, you may have questions about how it works. It's simple. The chosen Inclusive Access Textbook(s) will be accessible via your Moodle account one week before classes begin. When accessing the e-book you will see a button to click if you wish to opt out of the program and purchase the text by other means. You can do this at any time during the College's normal period to Drop/Add classes.
There is no penalty for use of the materials prior to opting out. after the Drop/Add deadline you will be charged the steeply discounted Inclusive Access price directly to your Student Charge Account. Additionally, many publishers offer inexpensive loose-leaf print versions of the textbooks for those participating in Inclusive Access, which can be requested at the Lafayette College Store. You will receive an e-mail when classes start explaining the deadlines and pricing for your materials.
TEXTBOOK RETURN POLICY ALL returns must have a receipt. Books purchased new must be in perfect condition.
Books can be returned for any reason beginning on Monday August 26th through Tuesday August 27th only, from 9 am to 4 pm. Beginning Wednesday August 28th through Friday September 6th, books may be returned if you have a signed
drop/add slip from your Lafayette Advisor and the Registrar's Office. No books may be returned after September 7th. Interim and Summer textbooks are non-returnableTEXTBOOK RENTAL POLICYTextbook Rental Agreement
The Textbook Rental Program provides students currently enrolled at Lafayette College the opportunity to rent selected textbooks for the current semester. In consideration of the opportunity, I, the renter, hereby agree to accept and abide by the following terms and conditions: I agree to rent the book(s) listed on the cash register receipt for a single payment of the rental price listed. I acknowledge the book(s), whether new or used, are in good condition - clean, lightly marked and in fully resalable condition. I agree to return the same book(s) listed on the receipt in a clean, lightly marked and fully resalable condition on or before the rental return due date. I agree to pay the College Store replacement cost and fees if the rental book(s) listed are not returned by the rental due date, for any reason, including loss or theft, or returned items in a non-resalable condition, such as water damage by liquids, chemical spills, fire, tooth marks, missing components/pages or having a damaged book cover and/or spine, or otherwise damaged and/or deemed not resalable by the College Store. The last day for return of a book for a full refund of a rental is the same date that is posted for any textbook purchase return. The return date is posted within the College Store, as well as on lafayette.edu/collegestore for the current term. Books rented after the return date are non-refundable. I agree that non-returned and/or damaged items will be billed at the current new replacement cost and a $20.00 late rental processing fee and any applicable sales taxes. All rentals remain the property of the College Store while in my possession. I accept all responsibility for risk of loss from any cause, including theft, lost item(s) or return in a non-resalable condition (such as, but not limited to, damage of any kind, missing components and/or pages, or damage to the rental cover or spine). I acknowledge that if the book(s) listed on the receipt are not returned by the return rental due date, I authorize the College Store to withdraw/charge the same credit/debit card account that was left as the securing account to make the payment. I acknowledge that I will not exceed my limit and/or cancel the securing card on file, and if so, I will notify the College Store of the change. I agree that the College Store reserves the right to deny me of future rental opportunities should I fail to adhere to the terms and conditions of this Textbook Rental Agreement. I certify I am currently enrolled at Lafayette College, 18 years of age or older, and have read and understand the terms of this agreement.TEXTBOOK BUY BACK Sell your textbooks to the Lafayette College Store for cash! Bring your unwanted textbooks to the Lafayette College Store during the advertised BuyBack Hours, and we will pay you in cash for them. We consistently beat other Buy Back programs, and help fund Lafayette College! See below and click on the TextBook BuyBack link for more information.
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