The library collection is comprised of health, science, medicine (conventional, alternative), business, management, general education, books, bound journals, and other reference material.
For more reference and research and to support students, in addition American Liberty University introduces a variety of web site addresses and on-line services.
Students with a valid American Liberty University student ID card may use the University's library services during posted hours.
Other city, county, and local Universities in the area may also be utilized by students.
The American Liberty University Bookstore may orders all textbooks and reference books required.
- Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Wednesday 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
- Sunday Closed
- Contact Information
- Phone: 1-877-ALU-8881
- Fax: 1-877-ALU-8882
Note: order by telephone, fax and e-mail only.
Students have several options for purchasing books. These include:
- Amazon.com The online bookseller offers new books at up to 20 percent off the list price. The links go directly to each book's page on the company's web site. Amazon.com has a secure ordering page and can usually ship books within 24 hours.
- Big Words and Textbooks. These companies sell new and used textbooks at a discount. You will need to do searches on their sites for the books you want to purchase. Make sure you have the right edition of any book before you buy it.
- Book Bazaar. This service allows students to buy and sell used textbooks. Use of this service is for students, alumni, staffers, and faculty members and is subject to certain conditions.
- Barnes & Noble and Borders. These companies have stores and on-line sites with a wide selection of books.
- Half.com and Elephant.com. This service allows students to buy and sell used textbooks.
Also students should check with their instructors for suggestions as to where to purchase their textbooks. Students may check with their local libraries and bookstores, order form the publisher directly, or order from an on-line bookstore such as:
Specialty Books will ship nationally and internationally via different shipping methods and also offers to buy back your books purchases. This buy back information is mailed with every order.
A variety of information can be found in places like the Electric Library located at:
Any books related to Oriental Medicine:
- ALU’s Refund Policy
We will be happy to issue a textbook refund for books returned with a valid receipt within the first week of classes.
- Special course sessions may have unique refund time frames; please contact the Store Manager for details.
- Outside this time frame, a signed add/drop slip is required in addition to the valid receipt.
- Textbooks must be in original condition.
- Refunds will be given in the original form of payment.
We are sorry we cannot issue textbook refunds without a valid bookstore receipt.
Accepted forms of payment are:
- American Express
- Personal Check (valid ID required)
The American Liberty University Bookstore Information
We offer a wide range of products and services specifically for students' convenience. These include customized course pack compilations, academically priced software, an extensive selection of general reading titles, access to Books in Print and free special orders. Details about these services and our other activities follow. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the bookstore manager.
Course Book Information Request Forms
We are happy to take your Course Book Requests for the upcoming term. Please complete our Online Request Formand submit. Once your information is submitted, we will send you an email confirmation within 3 business days. We hope this process will make preparation easier for you.
Determine the Quantity of Textbooks to Order
We strive to have, at minimum, enough books for everyone who wants one. To achieve this goal, we carefully review all the information we have available to us. This includes the quantity students request, as well as the sales history of both the book and the course. We do not adjust the requested quantity arbitrarily. Our thorough examination process is used to determine the number of books that will fulfill the needs of every student who wishes to buy the book.
There is more to course packs than meets the eye. In accordance with federal law, copyright permission must be obtained for copyrighted sources included in the course pack. This is a time consuming process. Permissions are held either by publishers or individual authors, and royalties generally must be paid to the rights holder.
Often, title rights are sold from one publisher to another or ownership reverts from a publisher or a succession of publishers to the author, who is not always easy to locate. The process of tracking down the copyright holder and then obtaining permission is generally laborious, and many publishers require as much as eight weeks advance notice of a request for permission to copy from a work. Obtaining permissions for thousands of sources is both time and labor intensive.
Course pack prices are determined by the cost of publisher royalties plus fees for photocopying and labor costs associated with obtaining copyright permissions. Royalties and labor costs vary from pack to pack.
While it might seem a more expedient solution to simply copy material without notifying the author(s), doing so would run counter to academic ethos of respecting the work, ideas and intellectual property of authors. It also would violate the legal rights of the author or publisher.
It is essential that students request course packs at the same time that textbook information is requested. This leaves us sufficient time to handle any copyright-related obstacles that arise and helps us to have course packs ready when students need them.
Please notify us when a book of yours is published. We not only carry a full selection of books by campus authors, we can also arrange book signings and pre-publication receptions.
- Textbook Information
We stock all required textbooks for course use at American Liberty University. We also supply a large number of used textbooks for students' convenience and savings. Buying used textbooks saves students up to 25% off the publisher's list prices. In addition, we offer continuous year-round buyback of textbooks. Please note: American Liberty University I.D. is required to sell back students' textbooks.
All books we buy must be in good condition. The bindings must be in good shape, with covers and all pages intact. The pages must be readable. They should be free of any highlighting, underlining, or notes, which make the text illegible. Study guides and workbooks must be "like new" and completely free of writing.
Current Edition Textbooks in Use Next Term
We want to buy current edition books that your professors have ordered for use next term. As soon as the faculty submits their book orders, usually close to the end of each term, we have "demand" for those books.
We will pay students up to 40% of the selling price for hard cover and large-format soft cover textbooks in good condition, if they have been ordered for the next term and we are not overstocked.
When We Have Filled Your Professors' Orders
When we have bought enough books from students to fill a professor's order, we can no longer pay 40% of the selling price for that title. This is because we are fully stocked and no longer have "demand" for that book.
Disk, Tape, and Workbook Packages
If a text was sold as part of a package containing the book and a computer disk, an audiotape, or a workbook, these items must be included when students sell back the book.
- Select your merchandise category:
- T-Shirts and Shorts
- Sweatshirts and Pants
- Other Merchandise
All prices are subject to change
Please note that appropriate state sales tax and shipping charges will be added to your subtotal.
Shipping charges are calculated according to the following table.
These shipping and handling charges apply to Continental U.S. orders only:
$8.95 for the first item and
$2.25 for each additional item
If you'd like, you may also choose to have your order shipped 2nd day air for an additional $5.00 or next day air for an additional $10.00.