Bookstore Everything students need for their academic work is conveniently located in the Bookstore in the Main Campus (3rd Floor). The Bookstore’s friendly staff will guide students in finding all of their course textbooks and any other supplies, stationary, and writing materials they may need. The Bookstore also manages the Lost and Found and Locker Rentals. Please note that we no longer accept cash. Current hours Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. On Fridays, the bookstore will be closed from 11:30am – 2:30pm each week. (unless the College is closed for holidays) Contact us CC BookstoreRoom 312, 3rd Floor, Main Campus[email protected] FAQ's How will I know what textbooks I will need and in what format? Your instructor will be able to tell you what the textbook (s) will be for the course. The bookstore will also have a list of all courses and textbooks. Some courses may have electronic textbooks, some may require hard copies of textbooks, and some courses may have open resource textbooks (OER) that are free to access. Please note that the bookstore does not carry hard copies of all textbooks, we only carry hard copies of textbooks that instructors have requested us to stock. Many instructors assign electronic textbooks only. The textbook that I need is an electronic textbook. How do I purchase this? Most textbooks are sold through VitalSource. You will need to set up an account using the following URL: https://www.vitalsource.com/en-ca/. A credit card is required for e-text purchases. The bookstore will be able to tell you the ISBN number of the e-text you need for your course. I am having difficulty purchasing an e-text. What do I do? If you are having any difficulty with the purchase process please visit the Vital Source FAQ page at https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/categories/201207418-VitalSource-Store-and-Sampling-Portal to resolve your issue. If you are still having difficulty with your e-text purchase, where you may not have a credit card or your credit card is not working, please contact [email protected] and we can arrange an alternate payment method. Can I return my access code to Vital Source for my e-text? Vital Source has a return policy listed on their website: https://www.vitalsource.com/en-ca/refund-policy I am a bursary or WUSC student. How do I get my textbooks? Please contact [email protected] and someone will help you with your required textbooks. What if my instructor says I need a course pack? Certain courses require a package of reading material that will be available to purchase in the bookstore. The bookstore will know what package is needed for the course(s) you are taking. How do I pay for my bookstore purchases? The bookstore accepts debit and credit cards and, in most cases, you will be able to tap your card for purchases up to $100. We no longer accept cash payments. What other items does the bookstore sell? The bookstore sells notebooks, pens/pencils, highlighters, USB sticks, white-out … pretty much the typical stuff that students will need. There are also Columbia College branded items such as hoodies, backpacks, water bottles and hats. What is FAQ? Does the bookstore sell used textbooks? Can I sell my textbook back to the bookstore at the end of the semester? The bookstore currently does not have a textbook buyback program and we don't carry used textbooks. However, there is a Buy and Sell channel in the Student Lounge on Microsoft Teams where you can buy and sell used textbooks directly with other Columbia College students. Join the Student Lounge Team here.