Pre‑order Books & Dorm Essentials

Have your textbooks and dorm gear 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.

2021 ordering period: July 19-August 25

Books in Res

Purchase your textbooks 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 Dal Bookstore 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 -- even dorm-size, energy-efficient mini fridges and microwaves -- and much more! Best of all, if you purchase these items online during the ordering period you can have them delivered directly to your residence -- waiting for you when you move in. (Delivery of mini fridges and microwaves limited to the Halifax residences only.)

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 Shauna.Nickerson@dal.ca for more information.