Owned and operated by Valencia College, the bookstore provides services to students, faculty and staff.
You may purchase your books through the bookstore Web site: valenciacollege.edu/bookstore. This service is available from four weeks before classes start through the week before classes start for the Fall, Spring and Summer Full Terms. You must have your complete class information, including CRN, to order the correct books. Buying books online is a pre-paid service and is available to all students using either a credit card or financial aid. This service also is helpful in looking up book information for your classes.
In addition to textbooks, the bookstore sells Valencia logo items, classroom supplies, computer products, engineering and drafting supplies, and other accessories. The bookstore strongly suggests bringing a printed copy of your schedule to the bookstore when shopping each term.
The bookstore staff is available to assist you. They will tell you which books are appropriate for which classes and help you special order anything you may need (software, electronics, etc.). All special orders require a 50% deposit.
Regular bookstore hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Osceola and Winter Park Campuses opens at 8:00 a.m. Friday hours on all Campuses vary during the Summer Terms. The bookstore observes extended hours during the first week of Fall and Spring Full Terms.
You may pay for your purchases in the bookstore by cash, personal check, debit or credit card: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. A personal check with pre-printed name and address will be accepted if it is properly completed (i.e., made payable to the Valencia Bookstore for the exact amount of your purchase) and includes your Valencia Identification Number (VID) and telephone number.
Financial aid purchases in the bookstore are available as your financial aid becomes available each term. Financial aid purchase dates are posted for each term in the bookstore and on Atlas. A photo ID is required for financial aid transactions.
If you drop or change a course or buy the wrong book(s), you may return the textbook(s) for a full refund if:
- the return is accompanied by the original, dated register receipt;
- you have not written (even your name) or made any marks in the book(s);
- you return the book(s) within the drop/refund period (usually the 6th day) of class for Fall, Spring and Summer Full Terms;
- you return the book(s) during the first week of any class that is not a Fall, Spring or Summer Full Term class;
- the books are in the same condition in which you bought them (no marks in new books and, if applicable, still in wrapping); and
- you paid by personal check and your check has cleared the bank (10 business days).
Publishers, not the bookstore staff, set textbook prices. When publishers increase prices, the bookstore must increase prices accordingly. Used books are sold as is.
Used Book Buy-Back Service
At the beginning and end of Fall, Spring and Summer Full Terms, a used book buyer provides a buy-back service for used textbooks. The bookstore buys books from students for up to 50% of the current new price – provided they are in good condition and will be used again at Valencia. If a book has been discontinued at Valencia, but is still current, it may be sold to the used book buyer at the current market price. Books are purchased at the discretion of the used book buyer and the bookstore. Photo ID is required for book buy-back.