Ordering Textbooks

You may purchase or rent textbooks from a vendor of your choice (e.g., the Penn State Bookstore, Amazon, Half.com, eBay, etc.) or acquire them from a current 2L or 3L. We are providing you with the list of required textbooks now so that you can plan ahead, shop around, and find the option that works best for your budget and learning style. If you plan to charge your books to your bursar's account, you must purchase your textbooks from the Penn State Bookstore. You may, however, find less expensive retail options elsewhere.

Textbooks can be ordered online and shipped to your home address by UPS at no charge. August 1 is the deadline to order books to ensure arrival prior to the start of classes.

Information on books required for all Law School courses will be available online either from LionPATH or on the Bookstore’s website. The information includes: author(s) or editor; title; ISBN; publisher; year of publication and edition; whether the title is required or recommended; and cost if new, used, or rented. This information is provided so that you can purchase the texts from alternate sources if desired.

If you are expecting student loans and have included the cost of books in the amount you are borrowing, you may also charge up to $800 in textbooks at the Penn State Bookstore. There are no shipping charges. ONLY required textbooks may be charged—no other items. The amount charged will be added to your Bursar's account. In the likely event your loans disburse prior to the charges posting to your account, you will be responsible to make payment once billed. Payment can be made on LionPATH or via check in room 022B. The deadline to charge books to your Bursar’s account is August 30.

ORDERING BOOKS

(Note: You must choose the Shipping option or your books will not be delivered.)

CHARGING TO BURSAR’S ACCOUNT (LIMIT OF $800)

  • Go to Penn State Bookstore and click on Textbooks.
  • Select Penn State University Park campus since textbooks will be shipping from the Penn State Bookstore at University Park.
  • Add course(s) to your list. When complete, select Find Materials.
  • After reviewing your textbooks, select Add to Cart, and then select Checkout. (Note: Rent-eligible titles will display selection options NEW, USED, or RENTAL. If you select rental, you will need to accept the terms of the rental agreement before proceeding.)
  • For shipping method, select Shipping, enter a shipping address, and choose a shipping method.
  • For payment through your Bursar account, select Student Financial Aid in the billing screen. You must include credit card information if you have selected titles to rent or if your total will exceed $800. If your total charges exceed $800 and you haven't provided credit card information, Penn State Bookstore staff will contact you to obtain a secondary method of payment.
  • Select Continue, verify your order, and select Place Order.

CHARGING TO CREDIT CARD

  • Go to Penn State Bookstore and click on Textbooks.
  • Add course(s) to your list. When complete, select Find Materials.
  • After reviewing your textbooks, select Add to Cart, and then select Checkout. (Note: Rent eligible titles will display selection options NEW, USED, or RENTAL. If you select rental you will need to accept the terms of the rental agreement before proceeding.)
  • For shipping method, select Shipping, enter a shipping address, and choose a shipping method.
  • For payment, select Credit Card, and enter card information.
  • Select Continue, verify your order, and select Place Order.

If you have questions about your order, please call 814-863-3282.