The required textbooks for each course are listed with the course description. Friday Center Books & Gifts, operated by UNC Student Stores at the Friday Center, carries the correct edition of the required textbooks. If you order textbooks from outside sources, you are responsible for purchasing the correct edition. Students should purchase their textbooks after the dates shown below but before the end of the first month of the semester. If you purchase your books too early and there is a change in the required book list, we cannot guarantee repurchase of your texts. Friday Center Books & Gifts returns unpurchased books to the publisher one month after the semester begins.
Please note that only the Friday Center bookstore stocks textbooks for self-paced courses; books may not be available at other UNC Student Stores locations.
Within ten business days of the first day of class, Friday Center Books & Gifts will issue a refund for textbooks if both of the following conditions are met:
After ten business days from the first day of class, books can be returned for a full refund only if the student has dropped the class and meets all of the following conditions:
If you are shipping your books back for a refund, please remember to include your name and current address. Coursepacks are nonreturnable.
Friday Center Books & Gifts repurchases course materials that are being used during the upcoming term according to stock levels. Textbooks frequently change editions or courses are revised for new materials. Consequently, not all textbooks are eligible for buyback for every course. Coursepacks are not acceptable for buybacks. The Carolina Courses Online buyback period is held for one week during final exams during spring and fall semesters only. There is no buyback period for summer classes.