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.)

2019 ordering period: July 15-August 29

Books in Res

Purchase your books and course supplies online during the ordering period and they'll be boxed up and waiting for you in your residence when you arrive. Save time and avoid the lines!

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, and even an energy-efficient mini-fridge and microwave! Best of all, if you purchase these items online during the ordering period, you can request to have them delivered to your residence for move-in day or ready for pick up at the Bookstore.

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

What to expect

  • Pick up your books and other merchandise on move-in day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Delivery is free to residences!
  • Your mini-fridge and microwave will be delivered to your residence room, plugged in, and all the packaging removed.
  • 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.
  • Early arrivals: if you are permitted to move into residence early, please email Shauna Nickerson to arrange to have your order picked up.

Pick-up locations by residence

  • Gerard Hall—Gerard Hall front desk
  • Glengary Apartments—Risley Hall front desk
  • Grad House—Gerard Hall front desk
  • Howe Hall—Cameron study hall in Howe Hall
  • LeMarchant Place—Delivered to student rooms
  • Mini Res—Cameron study hall in Howe Hall
  • Risley Hall—Delivered to student rooms 
  • Shirreff Hall—Shirreff Hall dining hall