University of Virginia (UVA) is home to more than 20,000 students per year. It is a high quality public university, ranking as either number one or number two on the U.S News and World Report Rankings for public universities each year since this ranking began. The university offers 51 Bachelor's degrees, 84 Master's degrees and 57 Doctoral degrees; all of these students require textbooks. The UVA bookstore, located at 400 Emmet St., South, Charlottesville, Virginia, offers several textbook options for students including new and used books for purchase, rentals and e-textbooks.
Students can choose to visit the UVA bookstore on campus or visit the website at [http://www.virginia.edu/] to order books online. Students can buy new or used books, rent a textbook for the semester or rent an e-textbook through the Jumpbooks program.
E-textbooks are cheaper than traditional textbook and offer convenience since a student utilizing an e-textbook will not have a large book to carry around; but rather a file that can be accessed from any computer or even on a mobile device. E-textbooks also have search features, and students have the option to print pages if desired. Students should visit the UVA bookstore or website to find out which textbooks are available in e-textbook format since not all titles are available in this format.
The UVA bookstore also offers a convenient online buy back program. Students can visit UVA bookstore website and access the online buyback program to create a quote. The student must create an account, enter the ISBN numbers for all books he or she wishes to sell and then enter his or her Paypal account information. The student then prints a pre-paid shipping label to return the books without having to visit the bookstore. The money for the books is paid through Paypal.
Students also have the option of purchasing textbooks through an independent book retailer. The Barnes and Noble in Charlottesville, located at 1035 Emmet St. Suite A, Charlottesville, Virginia, is a nearby alternative to the UVA bookstore. Students can visit the store or the Barnes and Noble website at [http://www.barnesandnoble.com/]. Barnes and Noble offers many of the same options as the campus bookstore including online or in store textbook purchase, rental, buyback and e-textbooks.
The Student Bookstore, located at 1515 University Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia, is another privately owned local bookstore that offers both new and used textbooks for sale and rent. Students can visit the website at [http://www.studentbook.com/ePOS?store=420&amp;form=shared3%2findex%2ehtml&amp;design=420] to search for available textbooks to buy or rent.