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Student Handbook

Books & Supplies

Phone: (937) 775-5600


The WSU Bookstore operated by Barnes & Noble College has two convenient locations to serve Wright State.  At the Dayton campus, the bookstore is located in the Student Union and free parking is available in the Student Union Visitor Lot.  At the Lake Campus, the bookstore is located in Dwyer Hall.

Store Hours


The WSU Bookstore carries every book and required course material required for courses taught at the Wright State University. We offer many convenient options when it comes to books – Rentals, eTextbooks, Used and New.  Used rentals and rental eTextbooks are generally your least expensive option, but supplies are limited so shop early for the most savings.  More details on our rental program and other FAQ available here: TEXTBOOK INFORMATION

How to Get Your Books

Textbooks are generally available 6 weeks before the start of each semester.  Book information is posted on our website at www.shopwrightstate.com or you can use our convenient ordering link on Wings – WWW.PORTAL.WRIGHT.EDU – LOG IN and go to right column – click on ORDER BOOKS – select term and hit ORDER.  This will create shopping cart with all materials required for your courses with savings options listed.  You are also welcome to come to our store and shop for your books – a bookseller will be happy to assist.

How to Pay for Your Books

The WSU Bookstore accepts WRIGHT1FLEX, CASH, CHECKS, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and AMERICAN EXPRESS.  We do not charge any additional fees for paying with credit card.  Financial aid – to use financial aid in the WSU Bookstore, the money must be moved to your Wright1Flex Account.  This is the 16 digit number on the front of your card.  This service opens up approximately one month before each semester.  For details please contact RaiderConnect at 937-775-4000. 

Other Services

The WSU Bookstore carries a great selection of Wright State University spirit merchandise, general reading materials, medical supplies, graduation regalia, school supplies, snacks/beverages, and much more.  

Refund Policy

Textbooks are returnable during the first 5 days of the semester. A VALID WSU Bookstore receipt MUST be presented and the refund will be issued in original method of payment. A Barnes & Noble Credit will be issued if original method of payment is not available. Refunds to purchases made by check will not be given until after 5 business days.
DROP POLICY: A refund will be issued during the first 15 days of the semester with proof of drop and a VALID WSU Bookstore receipt. See store for additional refund policies.

Note: Custom published books and course packets are non-returnable. Shrink-wrapped textbooks are returnable only with shrink-wrap in-place. These books will be noted on your cash register receipt at time of purchase.

General merchandise, clothing, and supplies are fully returnable within 30 days of purchase. Medical review books, lab coats, goggles, food, and magazines are not returnable.

Cash for Books

Used textbooks bought back from WSU students throughout the year no matter where you bought them. Get up to 50% of the book's selling price if the book has been requested by your professors for required use next term, the book is in good condition, and the Bookstore is not overstocked. If the book does not meet these criteria, the prices are based on the current national demand.