Jostens does not keep backdated yearbooks in stock, so people cannot buy old yearbooks from the company. Jostens delivers all copies of the yearbooks it prints to the schools that ordered the books.
One way to find an old yearbook is to search eBay. If an initial search is not successful, one can save the search and receive an email notification if anyone offers an item matching the search terms. Additionally, as of 2015, Classmates.com, Old-yearbooks.com and e-Yearbook.com all maintain online collections of old yearbooks. While a person can search to see if the yearbook he wants is in the collection, these sites require registration and, in some cases, payment of a registration fee to gain full access to their collections.