Buying Books

Buy or Rent Your Books

Purchasing textbooks can seem like an overwhelming process, especially to new students. Today’s market provides a wide variety of textbook purchasing options. Ratcliffe’s provides both new and, when available, used copies of almost all of your course materials. We work closely with the faculty and staff at your university, allowing us to have up-to-date and accurate course information. From online to in-store and even rental, the student has never had so many choices:

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Online Ordering

You can purchase your textbooks from us online and choose to have your item shipped or pick it up in store. Your books will usually ship or be ready to pick up within one business day of the receipt of your order. Because of the nature of the back-to-school season, some books may be out of stock or otherwise temporarily unavailable. Ratcliffe’s will notify you of any changes to your order by email before processing it.

In-Store Purchasing

All Ratcliffe’s locations employ a knowledgeable and courteous staff, often students like you, to help you find the right books for the right classes. Need a hard-to-find title? Our staff is skilled at locating them and we can usually have them in store in 3 to 5 business days.

Book Rental

Ratcliffe’s offers a book rental program at all of our locations. Renting textbooks can save you money, in some cases as much as 50% off the new retail; however, books must be returned on time to avoid extra charges. If you are interested in renting your textbooks, you will be asked to sign a rental agreement and create a rental account. At this time, all rental transactions and account creation must take place in store. If you have any questions about textbook rental please give us a call.

Return Policies

Edmond | Midwest City | Norman | Oklahoma City | Weatherford

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Selling Books

Sell Your Textbooks

Ratcliffe’s buys books every day. Put some money back in your pocket by selling your textbooks back to Ratcliffe’s. Just bring your textbooks into our store and we’ll let you know how much we can offer for them. Several factors are used to determine the cash value of used textbooks, including:

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Any book being sold back must be in good shape, with binding, covers and every page intact. Excessive highlighting, underlining or other markings may decrease a book’s buyback value.

Course Material Orders

If an instructor has requested your textbook for the next term, then the value increases. Books falling into this category may be worth more and get you a higher percentage of the original purchase price. Generally speaking, textbooks will be purchased until we reach the amount we think we can resell.

Overstocks and Current Editions Not Being Used on Campus

If we have reached our limit on a particular title for the next term or if your book has not been requested for the next term and is a current edition, we may still purchase it.

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Student Info

Supplies and Apparel

We strive to be your one-stop shop for all of the course materials you need to make your educational career as smooth as possible. Because we know what students need, we offer more than just hoodies, highlighters and pencils. We always stock Scantrons, i-clickers, backpacks, study aids and all your favorite office supplies on our shelves: 

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University Apparel

Ratcliffe’s also carries seasonal apparel for every university we serve. From sportswear to polo shirts to accessories, we have you covered. Whether you are an OU Law student, a SWOSU freshman or even a UCO Broncho, you can come to the Ratcliffe’s near you to browse through our selection of clothes, souvenirs and gifts.

Law Study Aids 

OU Law students can browse our full line of law study aids: Casenote Legal Briefs, Emanuel Law Outlines, Examples and Explanations, Nutshells, Law in a Flash, Concepts and Insights, Crunchtime, Siegels, Lexis Understanding series, Black’s Law Dictionaries and many more.

Ratcliffe’s Medical 

Ratcliffe’s carries an extensive selection of reference books, textbooks, medical equipment, lab coats and scrubs to aid the nursing and medical students of Rose State, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, as well as the OU Schusterman Center in Tulsa.

Our store carries a wide variety of medical equipment from Welch Allyn and Littman’s top of the line products and replacement parts, to a broad range of alternative choices for the student and professional. Ratcliffe’s also carries t-shirts, sweatshirts and caps for the many different colleges of the Health Sciences Center. We also offer the professional embroidery of scrubs and lab coats for the medical professional. 

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Faculty Info

Pay Later Program

Ratcliffe’s Textbooks wants you to have the materials you need when you need them.
We understand that it takes time for your financial aid to come in. All you have to do is provide us with proof of your awarded money and then we can provide you with the supplies you need.

*For Rose State and UCO students only at this time.

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University of Central Oklahoma

Please fill out the application below and return it to our Edmond store at 101 N. University Dr.  If you have any questions, give us a call at (405) 285–4128. We are open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Download the UCO application

Rose State College

Please fill out the application below and return it to our Midwest City store located at 6222 S.E. 15th Street. If you have any questions, give us a call at (405) 733–9664. We are open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Download the Rose State application

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Faculty Info

Faculty Textbook Adoption

Ratcliffe’s strives to have course materials on the shelves well before the first day of class. Your textbook adoptions are key to having the correct material on the shelves at the beginning of each semester. For your convenience, we have provided an online adoption form that allows you to submit textbook information or changes directly to the store. Please download the adoption form below and email or fax it to your campus store.

Download the faculty order form