Bookstore FAQs

What forms of payment can I use?

  • Cash - in store only
  • Check -in store only, must have physical address, phone number & license number on check
  • VC Financial Aid Charge (must be activated)
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover
  • VC Gift Cards (Gift Cards can be purchased at Cafe Espresso, VC Bookstore, or The Cove)

How can I purchase my textbooks without leaving home?

"Place an Order" online.

Who selects the textbooks for students?

All course materials we sell are chosen by your professors. Your professors assign textbooks they think will best serve as a core source of information and to compliment, amplify, expand, and enrich what is presented in class. They review several options before choosing those which best fit their need. Your professors also teach the most current and up-to-date information, so the textbooks have to be current and up-to-date.

How do I know what books I need?

The Bookstore staff needs the course letters, course number, and course section to assist you in finding your book(s). Victoria College and University of Houston-Victoria students, your course number, 4 letters followed by 4 numbers, can be found in the schedule, catalog or your fee statement. Depending on what section number you are in is important depending on what course you are in. So its always a good idea to have this information handy. Examples of your course number: Victoria College course numbers - HIST 1301.W1, GOVT 2301.9 or BIOL 2404.WHW. University of Houston - Victoria course numbers - ENGL 3430 section 1, MGMT 3303 section 12, or HUMA 4312 section 5. Your books are shelved alphabetically by your course number.

What happens if I purchase a defective book?

Proof of purchase is required. We will replace the defective book, if stock is available. Contact for more information.

How do I order a class ring from the bookstore?

Class rings are available for purchase from Jostens. Special times during the year we have a Jostens representative visit our campus who bring samples and offer special discounts. Check our graduation information page for dates.

What do I need to do to order a book or software you don't carry?

For books: We can special order most books if you can provide the author and title or the publisher and ISBN number.

For software: We can special order most software at an academic price, which means you need to be a student to purchase. You must know the exact software you wish to purchase. The majority of special order books and software have to be prepaid before ordering. There also may be a shipping charge depending on the publisher/distributor. Contact for a quote.

How can I receive financial assistance?

For Victoria College students, please contact the VC Financial Aid Office. For University of Houston-Victoria students, please contact the UHV Office of Financial Aid.


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