Location: 6301 N.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
Telephone: 941-355-5252

USF System Policy 5-019:  Textbook and Supply Ordering

The USFSM bookstore’s goal is to provide support to the academic endeavors of the students and faculty, as well as enrich the spirit of the USF System. It is owned by the University of South Florida and operated by Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc.

The Bookstore offers new, used, digital and rental textbooks, general merchandise, and coordinates the sales of class rings and graduation items.   Personnel are available to assist with locating and/or ordering course materials and textbooks. The Bookstore also provides an online store for textbook reservations and/or delivery.  Textbook orders placed by the adoption deadline will be posted for each course offering for the upcoming term on the website prior to the first day of class for each term.   A book buyback program offers a source for cashing in used textbooks. For a list of books that are eligible for buyback and more information about how students may sell books to the Bookstore, please visit the website. The Bookstore accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and Barnes & Noble Gift Cards.   Students with confirmed financial aid eligibility may opt into the advance purchase program to purchase textbooks up to the approved purchase limit at the designated bookstore prior to receipt of their financial aid distribution, when necessary.    The Bookstore is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Bookstore is open for extended hours at the beginning of each term.  The store is closed on Saturday and Sunday, with the exception of some Saturdays during the beginning of each academic term. The Bookstore business hours are subject to change. Check the website for current hours of operation.