Williams Bookstore COVID-19 Updates for winter study and spring semesters

 The Williams Bookstore is now open to the public Mon-Sat from 10am-6pm, with state mandated occupancy restrictions, safety and sanitary measures in place. If you come to the bookstore we recommend that you wear a mask.


    • You may use your student ID on our website for any required textbooks, new, used, rental and digital. Student ID as tender for winter study is now available. Student ID as tender for spring semester will be available beginning Jan 21st. 2022.
    • 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.

    We expect significant delays with online order processing in late January through the first weeks of classes, we encourage you to make your purchases in-store when possible. 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 term 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.

  • At this time we are not buying books at the store. Please visit our online partner site at Valorebooks.com. They will provide you a quote and arrange shipping and payment.

  • • 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.