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Textbooks and Course Materials

Laurier strives to offer you choice when purchasing your course materials. We offer new, used and rental textbooks, as well as access codes. We also offer online ordering via our website or smartphone app – just go to You have the convenience of having your orders ship directly to you, or you can pick them up in-store at the Laurier Bookstore in Waterloo or Stedman Community Bookstore in Brantford.

Sprummer 2021 Textbooks

The Bookstore is only offering shipping by UPS as the method to get your textbooks due to the provincial stay-at-home order. All physical Bookstore retail locations remain closed.

For more information, check out the Bookstore's COVID-19 Information page.

How to Get Your Books

  • Visit
  • Create an online account and run your custom booklist by using your MyLaurier email address and password.
  • Order your books online and ship to your address or select the convenient in-store pick up option.

Access Your Course Readings on Reserve

All assigned course readings put on Library reserve by your instructor will be available online. To find your course readings, see the Library’s Help with course readings and exams on reserve page.

Money on Your Mind?

There are a lot of things to consider when you calculate how much your Laurier degree will cost. That is why Laurier has been exploring new ways to improve access to learning materials, reduce costs of content and enhance your academic achievement.

Compare our Prices with Amazon

Let us do the work for you! Our new "compare" tool integrates with your custom booklist to provide a book-by-book pricing comparison with Amazon in real time. You can save valuable time searching for the best price for your course materials and make your buying decision directly from our website.

Digital Textbook Access

Through Digital Textbook Access, you will receive the required learning materials for your course in a digital, rather than print, format on the first day of class at a significant cost savings.

Rent Your Textbooks

When you rent a textbook, you pay a portion of the book's price, use it for your course, and return it at the end of the term. Although not all textbooks are available to rent, there is a large selection that can save you up to 40% of the full price.

Sell Us Your Used Books for Cash

We hold a textbook buy-back program four times a year on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. See what you will get for your used textbooks at