We understand that you may need to return a textbook that you purchased and do not need. Here are some simple guidelines to follow to make returning your books as effortless as possible.
Keep your receipt
A Skidmore Shop register receipt is required to return your books. After you have purchased you books, keep your receipt in a safe place and try to remember where that place is. We even recommend that you sign your receipt to insure that it cannot be used by anyone other than yourself.
Don’t open new books until you’re sure you need them!
If you purchased a new book, it must be new to return it as such. That means no torn pages, no highlighter marks, no names written on the inside cover, no coffee stains for using it as a coaster…even though mom would be proud you used a coaster! Please treat you books carefully and genteelly until you are certain that you will be keeping them.
Keep track of any other materials that came bundled with your books. If they came with CDs or other items, you will need those items in their original plastic wrapping to be able to return your book. Ideally, do not open bundled course materials until you are sure you’ll be taking that class.
Getting your money back
When you return a book, we will issue credit in the same tender that the book was purchased. You paid cash, we’ll give you cash, if you used your Skidmore Card account, we’ll credit your Skidmore Card account…you get the picture. Important note – if you used a credit card, you will need the credit card to return the book. If your parents bought your books (thanks Mom and Dad!) you will need to have their credit card number to return your book. We cannot give you cash for a card purchase.
Return your books on time
The cutoff for book returns changes from semester to semester. Check here for the latest current date.
Defective and used books
Defective copies of textbooks or course materials are exchangeable for non-defective copies.
Used books bought as used books may also be returned for a full refund within the deadline period.