It is possible to buy copies of old school yearbooks, but there is no guarantee, according to Jostens. A consumer can contact the school media center in order to ask about purchasing past yearbooks, states Jostens.
Past yearbooks are the property of the school; and, the yearbook company itself is unable to keep a stock of backdated yearbooks, explains Jostens. A company can often reprint past copies of yearbooks, but the school always has the final say as to whether or not it is authorized. The school is the copyright holder, and is legally considered the publisher of yearbooks, notes Jostens.