Home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College


Kanbar Campus Center 121
Phone: 215.951.2717
Fax: 215.951.2667
Email: Bookstore@philaU.edu


Our hours during the Fall and Spring semesters are Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..
Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hours are extended at the beginning of each semester with specific hours posted outside the store and on our website, www.PhilaU.edu/Bookstore.

The Thomas Jefferson University Bookstore is proud to provide our students, staff, faculty, and alumni with a wide range of quality products. We exist to serve the Thomas Jefferson University Community by providing a specialized selection of reasonably priced products and services, including course materials, educationally priced computer products, art, architecture, and textile supplies, imprinted memorabilia, and various convenience items. The Thomas Jefferson University Bookstore is fully owned and operated by Thomas Jefferson University; store revenue supports university operations, campus improvements, facilities & programming.

Textbook Reservation

Students can purchase and reserve textbooks in advance on our website, www.Philau.edu/bookstore, and pick them up at in Kanbar Room 319 when they arrive on campus at the beginning of the semester.

Book Buy Back

The bookstore buys books back during finals week each semester.  Book values vary greatly; if a book is needed for the next semester, student will receive 50% of the purchase price.

Other Services

The bookstore offers a special order system for books, art materials, office supplies and school supplies.   We work with a wide variety of vendors to assist you with your academic needs. We also offer fax services.

Payments: Purchases can be made using Campus Card, cash, check (with identification), MasterCard, or VISA.  Contact the Business Office to set up a Campus Card account.


The University Bookstore; as the official bookstore of Thomas Jefferson University has negotiated the best possible deals with Apple and Lenovo for notebooks and desktops that meet the required specifications of the three university colleges. These computers are business grade; selected not only to meet Thomas Jefferson University requirements but to also help you attain your educational goals. Our Computer Repair Service offers trained certified technicians whose priority is to fix our customer’s computers in a timely manner; typical turnaround time is one week. When you purchase your computer from the University Bookstore we make sure you get the right configuration for your course of study; a robust notebook selected for Jefferson University requirements and we back it up with our Priority Service. Our computers meet the university-wide recommended specifications as well as additional college and departmental requirements. For more information please visit: http://www.philau.edu/oit/computingsupport/documentation/computer.html

Visit us on our website at www.PhilaU.edu/bookstore