Ordering Textbooks is Completely Online

Important Dates:

Summer 2024

  • March 25, 2024: Online bookstore opens for Summer 2024 orders
  • March 25-May 7, 2024: FREE bulk shipping to campus for all orders, excluding marketplace
  • April 15-May 18, 2024: Spring 2024 textbook buyback
    • Campus Drop off: Bring your materials, the printed buyback receipt and shipping label to the Campus Cache (JKB109) anytime during our business hours Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm. A check will be generated and mailed to the address you indicate on your buyback from Ambassador once your materials are received. The Campus Cache will be making one shipment on May 20.

      Direct to Ambassador: Print your buyback receipt and shipping label, package your items appropriately and take them to any USPS drop off. A check will be generated and mailed to the address you indicate on your buyback from Ambassador once your materials are received.

Fall 2024

  • July 1, 2024: Online Bookstore opens for Fall 2024 orders
  • July 1-August 13, 2024: FREE bulk shipping to campus for all orders, excluding Marketplace
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Created in partnership with Ambassador Education Solutions, the online bookstore offers an easy, affordable, and hassle-free shopping experience. Students automatically connect to their personalized lists of course materials where they can find, compare, and order items anytime, anywhere from their computers or mobile devices, including new and use textbooks, digital materials, rentals, supplies, kits, and more. At the online bookstore, students will be able to find and order books for all UAA campuses (Anchorage, Mat-Su College, Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, and Prince William Sound College).

View and Order Books

How Does it Work?

Login with your UA username and password to view a personalized, easy-to-use page with all your UAA courses, required materials, and pricing options. The online bookstore offers:

  • A quick and intuitive ordering process - complete your purchase in 5 minutes!
  • Options for all course materials, including new and used textbooks, eBooks, rentals, supplies, kits and more.
  • The online bookstore serves all of UAA campuses (Anchorage, Mat-Su College, Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, and Prince William Sound College), you can get all your books with one order.
  • Free shipping to your campus during the posted dates. After the free shipping period, you can still ship to campus for a shipping fee.
  • Expert customer service with added support at the beginning of every term.
  • Flexible payment options, including the ability to charge your course materials to your student account. Please remember that all charges must be paid by the payment deadline and are subject to the same late fees as tuition, fees and housing. See Paying For Your Course Materials below for more details.

Inclusive Access:

Paying for your Textbooks

Pay out of pocket

If you wish to pay for your books out of pocket, select "Use a credit or debit card". 

Charge to your Student Account

Purchases completed using a student account charge limit will be charged to your student account. Payment for any and all bookstore charges on your student account is due by the payment deadline and is subject to the same late fees as tuition, fees, and housing. 


  • Register for an Mat-Su campus class
  • Be enrolled at Mat-Su as a degree-seeking student (admitted to a degree / certificate program)
  • Have no financial holds on your student account

If you had not registered yet or need to fix your admissions or financial status, you will receive the charge limit email and balance the next day after your status is updated. This notification email is sent to your university email address (username@alaska.edu). The charge limit will also show in the online bookstore when you login, even if for some reason you did not receive the email.

If you believe you should have received a charge limit and have not received an email the next day after resolving your eligibility above, please email msc.campus.cache@alaska.edu.

How to Charge

To charge books to your student account:

  1. At checkout, choose your student account charge limit to apply to your purchase. Student account charge limits can only be applied to required materials, not those marked as optional.
  2. After the purchase is complete, you will see the charge on your student account
  3. If you receive financial aid, some or all of your charges may be covered by that aid depending on the type of aid, the type of charge, and the timing of the process (before or after aid disburses). For more details about student accounts visit Student Accounts and Refunds.

After the expiration date of your charge limit you can still purchase materials, but will need to do so out of pocket.

Students registered with Disability Support Services who need a physical format textbook as a reasonable accommodation should contact Disability Support Services.



You can purchase physical materials and books and have them shipped to your address. E-books and access codes will be delivered by email and available in your online bookstore e-library. Shipping times to Alaska are estimated to be at least 8-10 days. Finalize your class registration early and order textbooks as soon as possible to ensure you have access to the best and most affordable options and that your order will arrive on time.


Need to return a book?

  • Login to your bookstore account
  • Click "My Account" in the top navigation
  • Find your order on the Order History tab
  • Scroll to the bottom of the order and click on the "Return Items From This Order
  • Visit the Frequently Asked Questions for more details and the Return Policy