Williams Bookstore COVID-19 Updates

Welcome and welcome back to campus.  The Williams Bookstore is open Mon-Sat from 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-5PM. We will have extended hours for online pick-up only from 6-8PM on Wed 9/9 – Fri 9/11. The Williams Bookstore is now open to the public with state mandated occupancy restrictions, safety and sanitary measures in place. If you come to the bookstore you will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

    • ONLINE - Student ID as tender for term bill or book grant is now available online. We strongly recommend shopping for your books on our website once you've registered for classes.
      Important notes regarding online orders:

      We are experiencing high order volume so please allow 3-7 business days to process your online order. Orders may be shipped from other locations so please check the tracking on your order confirmation before you come to the store.

      On our website thewilliamsbookstore.com  select each of your courses and section to see your book list and choose your books. Tender and options for pick-up or delivery will display at check-out. See the delivery information below.

    • IN-STORE:
      Textbooks are available in-store in alpha order by course. Make sure you know your registered courses and sections to if you plan to come into the store to shop. Please note: Bookstore occupancy will be extremely limited and social distancing in effect. Please order your books and supplies on our website.
    • Delivery – For those studying remotely please choose the shipping option at check out. Shipping details and rates are available. Books can also be shipped to campus. Shipping charges can be applied to student ID or your credit/debit card.
    • Campus delivery will not be available moving forward for this semester. Please ship to your Paresky address. Store pick up is an option but note that store occupancy is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.
    • You may now use your student ID on our website for any required textbooks, new, used, rental and digital
    • If you are using your student ID for book grant or term bill please place orders for any non-text related items, such as clothing or supplies separately as we cannot split tenders at check out.

    Once you’ve selected your items on our website, and are ready to check out, select Williams College Campus ID, then enter your seven-digit ID number without the W at the beginning. The Williams Fall 2020 account will appear. Select the radio button to agree to the terms and conditions and use the “Pay With This” banner to apply the ID card. You will receive an order confirmation email and a secondary notification when your order has shipped or is ready for delivery. The purchase will be charged to your student account. The Book Grant will be applied for eligible recipients.

  • Rental books cost less than new books, sometimes up to 80%. Use it. Highlight in it. Write in it. Return it.

    • Create a book rental profile and provide some personal info. and a credit card as collateral – we will charge you for the books if you don’t return them.

    • You can highlight and take notes in rented books, but unreasonable wear or damage means you’ll have to buy it at term end.

    HINT: Pre-register your book rental account to get through the checkout line faster at FollettRental.com/0506 . You can also set up your rental account as you shop on our website.

  • • Find everything you need for the school year right here.
    • Shop online for delivery or pick-up.
    • Order your school, dorm supplies and linens from our website.
    .• New to campus ? Check out or Q&A page here.