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      Bookstore Services
The role of the Bookstore is to provide necessary books, supplies, and other merchandise to students, faculty, and staff as efficiently and economically as possible.

The WCU Bookstore's earnings go solely to student scholarships. Over the years, your Bookstore has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the scholarship program of Western Carolina University. Your support of the Bookstore makes an important contribution to the academic mission of the University - you are helping to put a student through school; perhaps even helping yourself.

The Bookstore includes the Book Rental Department for undergraduates at Western Carolina University. The Book Rental Department provides the main texts for undergraduate courses at a low rental price, and gives the students the option of purchasing textbooks if desired.

The WCU Bookstore provides textbooks and course materials for WCU Programs at Biltmore Park. The WCU Bookstore also provides textbooks and supplies for Outreach courses and Continuing Education programs. The WCU Bookstore reports directly to Auxiliary Services, part of the Administration and Finance Division. The WCU Bookstore's mission is to support the instructional mission of the University by supplying textbooks and instructional material, supplying student needs for incidentals, memorabilia, and reading matter. To conduct its operation in a cost efficient manner that results in fair pricing while providing earnings to support student financial aid. 

        Check Cashing

As a service and convenience to Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff, the WCU Bookstore offers a check cashing service. The policy for cashing checks is as follows:

    • You must have a current student, faculty or staff ID card.
    • Checks written on a personal bank account will be cashed for up to $25.00 or the amount of purchase plus $25.00.
    • A two-party check (written to the student, faculty or staff member) will be cashed for up to $25.00 or the amount of purchase plus $25.00.
    • There will be a $25.00 service charge on all returned checks. A returned check and service charge must be paid with cash, money order or certified check.

Special Orders
  • Trade books
  • Reference Books
  • Software
  • Biltmore House tickets 
            Departmental Purchases
    The WCU Bookstore can process departmental purchases that have been authorized by the Purchasing Department and the WCU Controller's Office. See the WCU Purchasing Web Site for more details.
    UPS Shipping Information

    The WCU Bookstore will ship packages for you. Outgoing shipments must be properly packaged and ready to ship when delivered to the bookstore basement for processing. Packages must include a street address, as we do not ship to P.O. Boxes. To insure same-day shipping, packages must be dropped off before 3:00 PM. Please download the shipping form below, fill it out, and attach it to your package before delivering.

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