Secondhand Bookshop

The Second-Hand Book Shop is a not-for-profit service run by the Student Union. The service enables students to buy cheap textbooks as well as earn extra money by selling old/unused books.
The LTSU Second-hand Bookshop is located in the Upper Agora behind the Student Lounge.

click here to visit our online bookstore.

Opening Hours
In-store:   11am - 2pm  Monday - Thursday (During Semester only)
Online:      3pm - 09am Monday - Thursday,   24hours Friday, Sat & Sunday

Books can be brought in for sale at anytime during office hours (9:15 - 4:45)

Enquiries 

Email:  ltsu_secondhandbooks@latrobe.edu.au
Phone: 03) 9479 2314

Frequently asked questions;

Bring your books in for Sale
Selling Books 
Benefits for Student Union Members 
Eligibility 
Online Sales
Reimbursments
Unsold Books 
LTSU Bookshop Sale Agreement
B
ookshop Refund Policy

Bring your books in for sale.

We are now accepting new books,  books can be handed into the LTSU reception desk in the Upper West Agora, behind the Student Lounge/Campus Café during office hours:

Students from La Trobe University regional campuses can hand in their books at their home campus. 
 
Due to limited shelf space we are unable to accept books that are out of date or are no longer on the LaTrobe course lists.

Click here to view the list of books that we do not accept

For terms and conditions please read the LTSU Second-hand Book Sale Agreement.

Selling books

We accept books on a consignment basis. This means that you will be reimbursed if/when your books sell.
Students who surrender books for sale will be asked to provide a range of details including payment preference and banking information. All information provided will be protected under strict privacy guidelines. It is the responsibility of the book owner to ensure that their details are up to date. [link: LTSU Second-hand Book Sale Agreement.]
Books are sold at 60% of the Recommended Retail Price (RRP).
Sold books are reimbursed at 40% of recommended retail price.

How is this worked out?
For example if the recommended retail price of your book is $100.
We will sell it for $60 (60% of RRP)
LTSU Administration fee is $20 (20% of RRP)
You receive $40 (40% of RRP)

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Benefits for Student Union Members

When buying books, Union members receive 10% off the shelf price.

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Eligibility

The bookshop is not just for Students At La Trobe. Staff and non-students are welcome to buy and sell books from the second-hand bookshop. 

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Online Sales

Our online system can be accessed at www.latrobesu.org.au/books.

Books should be searched by title and author only.

Please note: Payment must be made at the time of purchase for a book order to be completed. Orders that are not paid for are automatically deleted and the books relisted on the catalogue.

Our online service is COLLECTION ONLY. Books can be collected at the LTSU reception at the Bundoora Campus between the hours of 9.30am-4.45pm Monday to Friday.

Books bought by students from regional campuses will be transferred to their home campus via the internal mail system. Regional students should ensure they nominate the transfer option when buying books.

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Reimbursement

Sold books are reimbursed at 40% of recommended retail price.

How is this worked out?      
For example if the recommended retail price of your book is $100.
We will sell it for $60 (60% of RRP)
LTSU Administration fee is $20 (20%of RRP)
You receive $40 (40%of RRP)

The administration fee contributes to the overhead costs of running the bookshop service. This bookshop is a not-for-profit service.

Reimbursements will be processed quarterly (every 3 months), and issued only in the form of Direct Deposit (Australian bank accounts only) or via a PayPal account.
Please note: A fee of $1.00 will apply for PayPal transactions. 

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Unsold Books

We are unable to guarantee that books will sell and the likelihood depends on the individual books that you hand in. Out of date and older edition titles are less likely to sell. First semester books are unlikely to sell in second semester and vice versa.
Books handed into the Second-hand Bookshop remain on our catalogue until they are sold or for a period of twelve months. We are unable to hold unsold books after this time due to limited shelf space.  Unsold books can be collected by the owner or donated to LTSU to recycle* in an environmentally friendly manner. Please tick the option you would prefer when filling out your contract.  
*Where possible books will be donated to a worthwhile charity.

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