Where is the Bookshop

The Bookshop is located within The Shop and ran by UNE Life.

We are located very close to the Dixson Library, under the ‘Stro and right next to UNE Life Safety, Security & Information at our Armidale Campus.

How can I find textbooks for my subject?

You can access the Bookshop online by using your phone, tablet or computer

We provide the textbook lists on-line and if you have a smart-phone, you can enter in your unit codes in-store and find your text. To get your list, you’ll need the unit codes you have enrolled in.

You can confirm these by logging into to myUNE and checking your enrollment.

  • Unit codes are usually 4 letters and 3 numbers, for example ‘CHEM123’.
  • Enter your unit codes into the Textbook Search fields on our home page, and you’ll get a list showing all confirmed textbooks, their prices and stock availability. Print out your list and bring it with you to the Bookshop to save yourself time.
  • A list showing all your texts, their prices and stock availability will come on screen.

Find textbooks…


What does "In Stock" and "Not In Stock" mean?

In Stock:

Titles held in stock will be sent to you immediately with an expected (average) delivery time of 2-5 days by Australia Post. International orders may take a little longer.

Not In Stock:

Title(s) not in stock will be sourced from our supplier and it is likely we have an existing order to maintain stock levels. You will see an approximate date when the text is due. Generally, if there is no date on the website, you might be looking at the wrong book and need to give us a call or an email. Titles in stock with our Australian suppliers take 1-4 weeks. Overseas suppliers take 3-6 weeks.

During busy times, there’s a rush on books. Placing your order online puts you ahead of the queue but does not guarantee stock is available every time. We reserve books you buy as soon as your order comes through but stock sometimes runs out quickly. We endeavour to refill stock before it runs out.

Can I buy books or eBooks before Uni starts?

Yes, we recommend early purchase. Textbook information is finalised 8 weeks prior to commencement of lectures. Our bookshops have pre-ordered all the required text.

Ensure you purchase the books you need for the trimester your unit is being taught, as different trimesters can have different requirements.

What is my unit code?

Unit Codes are an abbreviation of the unit name you are enrolled in. Rather than spell out the entire subject name, UNE provides you with a short code with the first two to four letters representing the department of study: (PSYC is for Psychology, LAW is for Legal Studies) and three numerical digits that define the level of study (usually 100 levels are first year, 300 levels are third year, 101 is a prerequisite for 102 and the like).

View the A-Z list of UNE unit codes.

To find out what you have enrolled in, go to My UNE login and click on my study at the top of the page to view your units and their codes listed in a large box on the right with the heading “My Units and Services”.

What is a Prescribed Text?

Prescribed Text – This textbook is deemed essential by your course coordinator to complete the subject.

What is a Recommended Text?

Recommended Text – These textbooks are deemed to be a useful resource by your course coordinator to aid you in the unit’s study. You may decide to purchase the text sometime throughout the unit and we try to hold a small quantity on hand for this purpose.

What is a Reference Text?

Reference Text – These textbooks provided some level of information used to develop the unit and therefore deserve recognition and a reference. They aren’t required to purchase for the unit.

How can I sell my UNE textbooks?

Our system allows you to place unwanted textbooks online, to a substantial marketplace and we have a new and large space in store on campus.

You can sell your books at up to 80% of the current new price. We charge 34% of your price as a commission (plus GST).

Sell used textbooks

How can I buy secondhand UNE textbooks?

Our website allows you to purchase second-hand textbooks from previous students for your units of study at UNE.

Have a look today how you can find second-hand textbooks and save money.

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Click & Collect information

We offer a Click and Collect service from our Armidale Location.

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Delivery Information

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