Buying Textbooks | ESF Students
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booksBuying Textbooks

Textbooks can be purchased online from the ESF Virtual Bookstore. Books can be delivered to ESF for $4.95 per order, or you can pick them up at the Schine Student Center on the SU campus free of charge. You will receive notification when your order is available for pick-up.

If you order after Friday, February 1st, you MUST pick up your books at the SU Bookstore in the Schine Student Center. The option to ship books to ESF will no longer be an option after this date.

Online Ordering Instructions

Go to the ESF Virtual Bookstore — choose "Click Here to Find Your Course Textbooks"

1) Build Your List

  • Select the term involved (fall, spring or summer).
  • Use the drop-down menu to select department, course number and section.
  • Click on the box that appears to add a course/section to the "Your Schedule" box.
  • Repeat the department > course > section process to complete "Your Schedule".
  • When "Your Schedule" is complete, click "Find Books" to see availability, requirements and purchase/rental options.

2) Refine Your Order and Fill Your 'Cart'

  • Use the "Add?" and "Qty?" (quantity) checkboxes to select what you will order.
    • Batch Selection?
      You can use the "Required", "Recommended", "All" or "None" buttons to make your selections, but be certain to review the "Add?" and "Qty?" checkboxes before proceeding.
    • Cheapest?
      The cheapest purchase/rental option is pre-selected. To change this, select an alternative manually, and complete the "Substitution Options" box for each text
    • No Book Available?
      If you see the "No books are in our database for this course" message, read the explanation. You may need to return to the store at a later date to order for such courses.
  • Click "Add Selections to Cart" at the bottom of the page.

3) Finalize and Place Your Order

  • Review your order — edit or delete items if necessary — and click the "Checkout" button.
  • Complete the purchase form. If creating a new account, use your ESFiD.
    • Renting?
      If renting a book, complete the rental agreement.
    • Picking Up at ESF?
      If you choose delivery to ESF ($4.95 delivery fee per order), select "Pickup at Gateway Center" from the Shipping/Pickup options list, and use the following as the shipping address:

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

Picking Up Your Order

You will receive a notification when your order is ready for pick-up (approximately 48 hours).

If you selected delivery to ESF, pick books up according to the schedule below (delivery fee: $4.95 per order). Otherwise, pick up books at the SU Bookstore in Schine Student Center (no charge).

ESF Pick-up Times & Locations

  • January 14 - 18 | Monday - Friday
    Gateway Center (entrance near Carrier Dome)
    Noon - 3 p.m.
  • January 22 - 25 | Tuesday - Friday
    Alumni Office (219 Bray Hall)
    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • January 28 - Febuary 1 | Monday - Friday
    Alumni Office (219 Bray Hall)
    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Febuary 4 - 8 | Monday - Friday
    Alumni Office (219 Bray Hall)
    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.