Required & Recommended Textbooks
Required texts are those texts which you will need to have in order to do the course. You will need to purchase your own copy. The cost of the required text is not included in any course costs that you have paid already.
Most courses also have recommended readings. You will receive information about recommended readings with your course material. These readings can generally be borrowed through the SIT Library. The recommended readings for your course may be ordered from the SIT Bookshop if you prefer to have your own copy.
You can order your textbooks at any time. However, we recommend that you only purchase the textbooks for the courses you are currently studying as editions and texts may change from intake to intake. Please allow ten working days for delivery. You will often get your books much faster than this (especially if you fax or email your order), but at the start of semester, delays can occur. If you have not received your books within ten working days, please contact the SIT Bookshop.
Textbook lists are priced in New Zealand dollars, inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax), but exclude freight. If your order is to be delivered outside of New Zealand, you do not have to pay the GST portion of the price. Students who are not resident in New Zealand do not have to pay GST (Goods and Services Tax) on their textbook purchases. However if your book is delivered within New Zealand, GST is payable.
Prices are guaranteed for two months from the date of the estimate. If you are unsure please check with the SIT Bookshop.
Phone: +64 3 211 2699 Extn 8705 or 0800 748 266
Prices are quoted on existing stock. New shipments of books may have a price increase.
First contact us for a written estimate including freight. We will email this to you. Take or mail the estimate to Studylink with your completed Studylink course-related costs form. Studylink will direct the money for your books into your bank account. You can then purchase the books you require from us.
First contact us for a written estimate including freight. We will email this to you. Take the estimate into Work and Income New Zealand. Your contact at Work and Income New Zealand will direct the money for your books through to SIT Bookshop, but you need to ensure that you get a written confirmation of payment to post with your order. Please make sure that you post the order form to the SIT Bookshop along with confirmation of payment.
If you are paying by credit card you can:
Email your order to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone your order to: +64 3 211 2699 extn 8705 or within NZ 0800 748 266
If you pay by credit card, your statement will say that you bought your books from the SIT Bookshop. Please keep this information as a record of the books you have ordered.
You can also mail a cheque with your order made out to:
Private Bag 90114
SIT Bookshop does not buy or sell second hand books, however there is a second-hand exchange forum operating on Blackboard that includes textbooks.
Textbooks are sold on a firm sale basis. However, if the book is defective or damaged please contact the SIT Bookshop. We will be happy to send you another copy and pay for the cost of returning the defective book. We cannot accept books that are returned later than two weeks after purchase. If the book is received by the SIT Bookshop in mint condition (i.e. no writing, highlighting, creased cover etc.), we will refund the cost of the book, less a 10% handling charge. If you withdraw from your course in the first two weeks of course commencement and don’t require the textbook anymore, you can send your book back with:
- Your payment receipt
- Your name
- Daytime contact details (especially your phone number)
- A photocopy of confirmation from SIT that you have officially
- withdrawn from study.
Please remember to pack the book properly before sending it back to us. If it is damaged, we cannot accept the return. It is a good idea to wrap the book in paper and then in bubble wrap before returning it. To help us identify your parcel quickly, we would appreciate if you write ‘Returned Textbook’ on the outside of your parcel.