University Bookstore

Bookstore Bucks

Undergraduates can use "Bookstore Bucks" exclusively at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore to charge up to $625 in textbooks and academic supplies directly to their tuition account. To do so, hand your CaseOneCard (student ID) to the bookstore's cashier and ask that purchases be charged to "Bookstore Bucks." Students will be billed for their Bookstore Bucks in the same way as they are billed for tuition and fees. The payment date will be listed on the bill. 

Fall 2019 Bookstore Bucks

Bookstore Bucks for the Spring Term have been unloaded to the Undergraduate CaseOneCard accounts. New Bookstore funds will be available to all undergraduate accounts for the Spring semester from August 1st, 2019 through September 10th, 2019.


Case Western Reserve University and the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore are pleased to announce the “Bookstore Bucks” program, which allows students to charge textbooks and academic supplies directly to the student’s financial account. This program is available to all CWRU undergraduates. 


Having access to textbooks and other necessary course materials early in the semester facilitates academic success. The Bookstore Bucks program is intended to provide students with an easy, streamlined process for obtaining their textbooks and other necessary supplies. In addition, the Bookstore Bucks program provides an option that can help students with financial planning and budgeting for the costs of attending CWRU.


Simply head to the University Bookstore at Uptown and purchase the textbooks and academic supplies needed for classes. If you wish to add these costs to your financial account, hand your CaseOneCard (student ID) to the cashier and ask that your purchases be charged to “Bookstore Bucks.  Be sure to keep your receipts so you can track your Bookstore Bucks purchases.

Each undergraduate student is eligible to charge up to $625 in Bookstore Bucks per semester. Charges made using Bookstore Bucks will appear on the student account bill, available in SIS at the Campus Community page. Payment of Bookstore Bucks charges remains the student’s responsibility.


Bookstore Bucks purchases can be made starting several weeks prior to the beginning of each semester, and ending after the third week of classes. For the Fall 2019 semester, Bookstore Bucks purchases can be made from August 1st through September 10th and these expenditures will appear on the September 17th tuition invoice. Payment for Bookstore Bucks charges will be due in full on October 1st.


Bookstore Bucks can only be used to obtain academic materials. Other University Bookstore purchases, such as that great dorm rug, or the new CWRU sweatshirt, must be purchased in the usual manner, using cash, a check, debit/credit cards, or CaseCash.

Questions about purchases made using Bookstore Bucks should be directed to the Auxiliary Services Office ( Or you can check your eAccount to see the individual transactions once you have registered your CaseOneCard.

Just a reminder, that the Bookstore Bucks Program will end on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019. Please be aware that any purchases or returns using Bookstore Bucks are completed at the Campus Barnes & Nobel bookstore by end of day on this date!

Barnes & Noble University Bookstore is CWRU's exclusive buyer and seller of required and/or recommended course materials and supplies including books, coursepacks and university educational materials published, distributed electronically or sold over the Internet. As the official Case Western Reserve University bookstore, Barnes & Noble offers an array of textbook options at different price points—used, new and digital—as well as a flexible pricing rental program.

Students also can purchase snacks and beverages; laptops and other technology-related products; trade books; school supplies; and reference and other educational materials to enhance and aid student learning. There also is a full-service Dunkin Donuts on site.

Prospective graduates will find caps and gowns and commencement invitations for rent/sale there as well. In addition, there is an expansive assortment of CWRU-branded merchandise, such as apparel, class rings and gift items.

Visit the Case Western Reserve University Bookstore at 11451 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, or online. For more information, contact the bookstore at 216.368.2650 or email

Visit the university bookstore’s website.