Williams Bookstore COVID-19 Updates

 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 you will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

  • Seniors who are on campus may pick up your regalia at the Williams Bookstore with your Williams ID starting May 13th, and continuing through Monday morning, May 31. The bookstore is open from 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday and will be open on Sunday, May 30 from noon-5pm. Students who wish to place an order for store pick-up can do so through the bookstore website. Once you’ve selected your regalia 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 Commencement account will appear. Select the radio button to agree to the terms and conditions and use the “Pay With This” and the charges will be applied to the Williams College Commencement account. Please note, the regalia set comes complete with cap, gown and tassel. Please do not order an extra tassel unless you have lost yours. Seniors planning to participate in the Senior Celebration from a remote location who have an active Williams ID may order their regalia on the Williams Bookstore website for shipping to their location. You will receive an order confirmation email and a secondary notification when your order has shipped or is ready to pick up at the store. More information about the Commencement  for 2021 can be found on the Williams College website.

  • Rental books are due back by May 31, 2021

  • Please ship your rental books back by a reliable, trackable method. As soon as they arrive, we'll check them in for you.

  • We understand that there may be shipping delays or that you may need your books for exams and can't make the return deadline. You always have the option of converting your rentals to a purchase through your rental profile online. Still have questions ? Please contact the store.

  • 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.

    • You may  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 spring 2021 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.