Books and Technology

Text Books and Technology Services


Where Can Text Books Be Purchased On Campus?

The University Store On Fifth

4000 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

What Text Book Options Are Available In Store?

The University Store offers a variety of options and formats of each text book, based on what is available from the publisher. The options include new, used, eBook, and course packet. In some cases, there are in-store book rentals. More information on the Text Book Rental Policies and Conditions can be found here.

Can Students Compare Store Prices Versus Other Locations/Sites?

Yes, Students can go to to compare University Store prices with those of other major retailers.

Does The University Store Have a Book Buy Back Service?

Yes, daily and with extended hours during Finals Week. Students are encouraged to sell their books back during Finals Week when the value of the book is the highest!

When Can My Student Buy Books For The Upcoming Semester?

Books can be purchased as early as the semester before the class, and in the summer for Fall term courses. Availability does depend on the professor submitting for the required textbooks, so if your student does not see a textbook listed for their course in the early stages of book buying, it could be because the professor has not ordered the text book(s) yet. However, these professor requests are done very early.

How Can My Student Buy/Receive Their Text Books?

Students can purchase in-store or online, and can have their text books shipped to them or held until the first week of class when they arrive on campus.

Does Pitt Sell Computers To Students?

Yes, there is a section in the University Store devoted to Technology Sales, and they are a licensed retailer of Apple, Dell, and Lenovo computers.

Does Technology Service and Support Offer Support On All Student Computers, Regardless Of Where They Were Purchased?



Repair Center Hours of Operation

Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Contact the Repair Center

Phone: 412-648-1588


Can Students Trade In Their Older Devices?

Yes, and they can receive a University Store Gift Card. Technology Services offers trade ins for computers, tablets, cellphones, and MP3 Players.