booksBuying Textbooks

The ESF Virtual Bookstore will go live for the Spring semester on December 9, 2013. You will not be able to place your book order until that date.

To view textbook requirements before registering for your classes, visit the Spring 2014 ESF Schedule of Classes on the registrar's page, find your class and section and click the link for "view textbook information".

New Students

As a new student at ESF, you will be registering for your classes when you arrive on campus for Orientation in August/January. Once your schedule is finalized, you will be able to purchase your books online. We will have computers and staff available to assist you with the process. There will also be a presentation during Orientation that will go over the entire process.

To look up your classes individually without logging in to MyESF, visit ESF Virtual Bookstore


Order Your Textbooks for the Spring Semester

  1. Log into MyESF and verify that your student information is correct.
  2. Click on the "REGISTRAR INFORMATION" link.

  3. Click on the "GET CLASS SCHEDULE" button and verify that your class schedule is correct.

  4. Click on the "PURCHASE BOOKS AT THE BOOKSTORE" button at the bottom of the page to access the ESF Virtual Bookstore.

Your courses as well as textbook information for each class will be provided. You must go through each class and verify which textbooks you wish to purchase and add them to the cart. Please note that the most economical option is already pre- populated for you. If you wish to change this selection, simply uncheck the item you do not wish to purchase and click the new item prior to placing it in your cart. If your course comes up with the notice "We are unable to find the specified course" please check back at a later date as we are still in the process of updating a few of the textbook orders. If there are classes that you registered for but are not on your schedule, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to the bottom of the page and click "Select another course" 2. Select Your Department
  2. Select Your Course
  3. Select Your Section
  4. Click Submit
  5. If there are required textbooks, click "Add to Cart"
  6. Click "Select another course" if necessary and repeat steps 2-6

Once you have completed your shopping, click "Go to Cart." You will be able to view your order and make any necessary changes from here. If the order is correct, click the "Checkout" button. In order to complete the process, you must log in to your account or register as a new user to the site. If you are renting a book, you must complete the rental agreement prior to paying for your items. When finalizing your order, please pay special attention to your billing and shipping address. If you are shipping your order to the ESF College Bookstore, which we highly encourage, please see address information below.

Shipping Address:

Your Name
ESF College Bookstore
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

Book Pick-up

All textbook pick-ups will be in the Alumni Office, Room 219 Bray Hall

Monday - Friday

9:30 a.m. - Noon

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


If you have questions about how to create a bookstore account, the ordering process, returns or rentals, please call





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