General Store Information
The Utica College Campus Store is a one-stop-shop for all of your academic needs and more. As a trusted partner of Utica College, we bring together educational content, products, and technology to prepare the next generation of learners and educators. Our store is open year round and our website is open 24/7! The utica.edu/bookstore site will help explain these offerings and the benefit they provide the Utica College community.
New & Used Textbooks:
Textbooks can be expensive. We work diligently with the campus to keep these costs as low as possible. With that in mind, we are able to offer the largest selection of used books possible. We can achieve this with our advanced online order system described below.
Renting your textbooks is the most cost effective method available today. The average savings is up to 80% of the new price of the book. Rented books can be written and highlighted in. However, the books need to be brought back by the return deadline to avoid additional charges. Students must be 18 years or older to rent (students under 18 will require a parent or legal guardian to rent the book(s) on their behalf). For more detailed information, visit the 'Rental & Digital Books' page on our site or click here.
For the tech savvy student, we offer a wide array of digital format textbooks. Most of these books are available through our Vitalsource™ format. For more information on Vitalsource™, click here. We will be happy to assist students that are interested in
Vitalsource™ or any of the other digital formats that we offer. Digital books will function on Windows and Apple iOS systems, as well as most tablets and smart phones. For more detailed information, visit the 'Rental & Digital Books' page on our site or click here.
Online Order System:
Our website links together all of the stores within Follett's network, including our large distribution center. This allows us to open the 'door to more' options for our students. Books are no longer limited to the stock available in store, but rather includes the stock within our entire network! This allows our students to reap the cost savings rewards. Additionally, this system applies to our general merchandise which is described in more detail below.
General Course Material Information:
There are several other items that students have questions about when it comes to course materials. We will cover as many of these as possible on the FAQ page. Here are a few of the major items that students want to know about:
- When do books arrive at the store? With the power of our online ordering system, there's a good chance that your book is available now. But, as we approach the first day of classes, our goal is to be fully in stock at least a month before classes begin.
- When should I order my books? We recommend that you order your books as soon as possible. By ordering online and selecting 'in store pick-up,' your books will be available at the store and shipping is free!
- How do I know what I need? There is a federal law that states that the school must notify students of their required course material. You can access this information right through BannerWeb. This function allows you to see what you need and order it all in one move. For more information on this process, go to the Resources page under 'Student Support' or click here.