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Return Policy

Textbook Returns

Textbook Return for refund in the original form of payment through Saturday, January 25, 2020

Textbooks --new/used/rental -- with an original register receipt, may be returned for a full refund in the original form of payment from date of purchase through Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Books with any use or damage may not be returned. All new books must be returned in new, original condition. Shrink-wrapped textbooks or packages must be returned in their original, un-opened shrink wrapping. Note: eBooks can only be returned if the ebook has not been downloaded.

Textbook Return for Store Credit with proof of Dropped Course January 26 through 5 pm Saturday, February 1, 2020.

If you drop a course between January 26 and February 1, 2020, that course’s textbook(s) may be returned for store credit until 5pm on February 1st under the following conditions. You must supply: the textbook(s) in original condition (see above), the original receipt, and a print-out of your “Add/Drop Classes” page, which can be obtained from mySwarthmore/Registration.  (Exception: If the textbook was purchased through a Swarthmore College fund account, the credit will be returned to that fund.)

Rented books are due back by 7 pm on May 20th, 2020.

All return policies apply to both in-store and online purchases.


General Merchandise Returns

General merchandise items may be returned at any time for a full refund. A receipt is required for all refunds and all items must be in new condition. Without a receipt, merchandise may be exchanged for store credit at the discretion of the Bookstore staff. If you are mailing a return to the store, please provide a receipt and contact information, and specify the item you would like in exchange.

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