How much do books cost per semester?
The cost of books depends on how many courses you take for the semester, which courses you take, and on whether you buy new books or used books, rent books, or purchase books from various non-campus outlets. 
What are the bookstore hours?
Monday-Thursday 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. During breaks, holidays and summer terms hours vary, so please watch for notification of hours during those times.
What is the bookstore telephone number?
515-263-2833 or 1-800-444-6083, option 6.
Where is the bookstore located?
The bookstore is located in the Student Center, next to the Viking Theatre.
What types of payment does the bookstore accept?
We accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and GV Bookstore Gift Cards.
Does the bookstore sell gift certificates?
Yes. You may purchase gift cards from any amount up to $500.
When are book buybacks held?

Buybacks are held during finals week of fall and spring semesters. Additional buybacks are scheduled throughout the year and will be announced. Learn More

What is your return policy?

The return policy differs with the type of purchase:

General Refund Policy

  • Receipt required on all returns.
  • Purchases made on credit card or financial aid accounts will be refunded to the same account.
  • Purchases made by check must allow 10 days for the check to clear before a refund can be made.
  • Clearance merchandise sales are final.
  • All refunds subject to management discretion.

Textbook Refunds

  • The deadline for all textbook returns for refund is the Friday following the first day of your class session.
  • Textbooks must be in purchased condition. Refunds cannot be made for packaged course materials if the shrink wrap or seal is broken, damaged, or items are missing. Do not open any packaged course materials until you are certain you will be keeping them.
  • Syllabi and unsealed custom course packs are non-returnable. Sealed custom course packs are returnable but must be in original seal in order to be refunded.
  • Defective books and disks will be replaced or refunded at management discretion.
  • Textbooks purchased with a check will require a 10-day waiting period for the check to clear before a refund is given. However, the textbook must be brought in by the above return date to authorize the return.
  • Non-Textbook Refunds

    • Computer software is non-returnable after one week or if opened unless otherwise specified.
    • All other merchandise not listed above is returnable within 60 days of purchase if in original condition with receipt.
  • What products does the bookstore offer?
    The Bookstore offers all required textbooks, Grand View clothing and gifts, school and office supplies, art supplies, computer software and accessories, greeting cards, snacks, nursing supplies, and reference books.
    Does the Grand View bookstore rent textbooks?
    Yes, the Bookstore rents a number of textbook titles each semester. When you search for your course material, it will indicate what titles have a rent option and the rental price. Rentals are generally due back by the end of the semester.
    Does the Bookstore offer eTextbooks?
    Yes. eTextbooks are available for purchase and/or rent both on our website and in the store.