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Textbook Returns Policy

  • A receipt is required for all returns and exchanges.
  • The last day to return books for a full refund: 
    • Fall 2019: September 11, 2019
  • All textbook sales are final if purchased after the posted returns deadline.
  • For Summer Session courses:  all textbook returns must be within three calendar days of the first day of the session.
  • If you write in new textbooks or remove the shrink-wrap, you will not be able to return them for the full price.
  • General and Reference books must be returned within 3 days of purchase.  

Rental Textbooks

  • When are Rental Textbooks due?  On or before the date listed below:  


Fall semester 2019: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Spring semester 2019: Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Rental textbooks may be returned to the campus bookstore any time prior to the rental return deadline during store hours.


  • If you are unable to return your rental(s) to the store, you may return rental(s) by mail. Please be sure of the following:


-Your package must ARRIVE at the bookstore by the rental due date and must be in good, sell-able condition, free of any damage (pay close attention to liquid damage)to be returned.

-You must include your full name and student ID number on a note inside the package so the rental(s) can be properly returned to your account.

-We suggest using a shipping service with tracking and insurance so you can verify your rental(s) arrived in time and safely.

Send rental(s) to the following address:


St. Catherine University Bookstore

Attn: Rental Return

2004 Randolph Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55105

  • What happens if I don't return my rental textbooks by the due date or they are damaged?
Per the rental agreement, you will be charged the full replacement cost at the new price of the textbook(s) in addition to what you've already been charged at the time of the rental.  No exceptions.


General Returns Policy
  • You must have your receipt for any return.
  • General merchandise and apparel may be returned within 15 days from date of purchase with a receipt. Packaged merchandise must be unopened and in original packaging.  Apparel must have original tags still attached.  Items that have been worn or washed will not be accepted for return or exchange.  
  • Clearance items are sold as-is and are non-returnable. All sales are final.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What do I need to purchase books with my student account?
A:  A valid St. Catherine University id with current academic year sticker.

Q:  Will I always get used books if I request them?

  • A:  No. Although we do our best to have as many USED books available as possible there may be times when we no longer have USED books or have only NEW books for a particular title. In such cases we will substitute a NEW book unless you specifically request otherwise when submitting your order.

Q:  What if there's a change in the books listed for my course, or no books are listed at all?

  • A:  Textbook orders do change periodically for some courses. To minimize confusion, please check our website frequently and monitor any updates. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us via phone or e-mail.

Q:  Why can't I pay for my books online and pick them up in the store?

  • A:  You can!  Look for the In-store Pickup option at checkout.  You can pick up your order in the St. Paul bookstore when it works for you- and it's free!  

Q:  How long will it take for me to get my textbooks?

  • A:  Orders are processed daily (excluding weekends) and will usually ship within two business days. Orders are shipped UPS Ground and should arrive 1-3 business days after they leave the bookstore; out-state and out of state orders may take longer to arrive. Although we do not guarantee delivery, deliveries within the Twin Cities metro area usually arrive within two business days.

Q:  How are shipping costs calculated?

  • A:  Textbook and merchandise orders are charged a base shipping rate of $7.00 plus $0.50 per item shipped.