Pre‑order Books & Dorm Essentials

Have your textbooks and dorm essentials waiting for when you arrive!

That's exactly what placing an order ahead of time with the Dal Bookstore will do. And, if you use your DalCard to buy your textbooks and dorm essentials, you will receive 5% back toward future Bookstore purchases! Learn how to load money on to your DalCard.

2020 ordering period: July 27-August 26

Books in Res

Purchase your books and course supplies online during the ordering period and they'll be boxed up and waiting for you when you arrive. A great way to save time and get a jump on the new academic year!

Visit the Bookstore website during the ordering period to order your textbooks.

Dorm Essentials

Did you know the Dal Bookstore offers more than books? Each summer, the Dal Bookstore also carries a wide selection of items for your room, including bedding like sheets, blankets and pillows, desk-top fans and much more! Best of all, if you purchase these items online during the ordering period, you can request to have them delivered to your residence.

Shop for your Dorm Essentials through the Dal Bookstore during the ordering period.

What to expect

  • Delivery is free to residences!
  • If a textbook is not available when you place an order, it will not appear on the list of available books. Please re-order at a later date or contact Shauna Nickerson at for more information.
  • The Bookstore is currently open for online sales only. Curbside pick-up is available.