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The bookstore, owned and operated by the university, is open Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Personal checks, MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted for the amount of purchase.  The bookstore does not accept American Express.  Students may cash checks up to $50 with a Samford ID.  Checks should be made payable to Samford University. After three returned checks in any Samford office, all check-cashing privileges are revoked. The returned check fee is $30 per check and will be placed on the student’s account.

Book Return Policy

  • All returns must be accompanied by the original cash or credit card receipt.
  • Books must be in absolutely new condition, free of all markings and in original packaging.
  • Returns are allowed within a limited time frame after classes have begun:
    • Jan Term: 3 days
    • Fall and spring semesters (including undergraduate, law and pharmacy): 5 days
    • Evening College, graduate business and graduate nursing terms: 5 days
    • Undergraduate Summer I and II terms: 5 days 
  • Refunds will be made in accordance with the manner of payment:
    • If the purchaser paid by cash, the refund will be made in cash.
    • If the purchaser paid by credit or debit card, the refund will be credited to the card used for the purchase.
    • If the purchaser paid by check, the refund will be made in cash.
    • If the purchaser paid by Samford Card, the refund will be made on the Samford Card.
  • Law study aids (e.g., Gilberts, Case Notes, etc.) are returnable within two days of purchase.
  • Defective books may be exchanged for the same title.

Samford ID Card

You may add money to your Samford ID card in the Bookstore or online at


Newspapers may be purchased in the Bookstore.

Fax Machine

A fax machine is available for campus use in the Bookstore for a minimal fee. The fax number is (205) 726-2384.

Change Machine

The Bookstore has provided a change machine beside the ATM in the food court.