SDSU Bookstore

San Diego State University, known as SDSU, is located in beautiful southern California. More than 35,000 students study at the university each year and textbooks are a big part of student life. The SDSU Bookstore offers several options for students who wish to buy, sell or rent new and used textbooks. Both traditional and e-textbooks are available to meet the needs of any student and fit into any budget.

The SDSU Bookstore is located on the SDSU campus at 5500 Camponile Drive, San Diego, CA; near the library. For students who wish to avoid a trip to the bookstore, EZ Books is a great option on the SDSU Bookstore website. Students can log in to access their personalized book list, order the books online and choose to either pick up the books at the SDSU bookstore for free, or pay to have them shipped.

Textbook rental is available both in store and through the EZ Books program. Students can rent most textbooks to save money versus buying; and have the option to return the book at the end of the semester or choose to buy it at a price equal to the difference between the book's price and what was already paid to rent it. Students also have the option to take advantage of buy back to sell textbooks that are no longer needed. Students can utilize the online tool on the SDSU bookstore website to instantly find out what a particular book is worth.

The SDSU bookstore was the first college bookstore to offer an e-textbook program with CourseSmart back in 2008. The SDSU bookstore is currently the college bookstore that offers the largest e-textbook program in the country. Etextbooks offer a cost effective and convenient option for SDSU students, at up to 50% less than traditional print textbooks.

The CourseSmart program offers e-texbooks to rent with a specific time of availability that matches how long the book is needed for a course; generally one to two semesters. The other program is CafeScribe which offers textbooks in Adobe eBook format. These books have no time constraints.

KB books is a popular local textbook seller near SDSU. The retailer has several locations in San Diego to serve students at several area colleges, as well as a website for placing orders. The SDSU location is located at 5187 College Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115; or students can visit the KB Books website. Books are available to rent or buy, or students can sell used books back.

There are also several Barnes and Nobles located in San Diego that students can use to buy or rent traditional textbooks or e-textbooks. Students can visit a local store like the Barnes and Noble located at 5500 Grossmont Ctr. Drive La Mesa, CA 91942 or utilize the website at

San Diego State University - outside(Photo by AndrewGorden)

For more information about San Diego State University, visit their website at

For information about the SDSU Bookstore, including reviews from SDSU students, potential information regarding availability of etextbooks, and driving directions, visit the SDSU Bookstore Google Places page.

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