For the Spring 2017 semester, the swipe card system at Water Street Books will be in place from Monday, January 23 through Friday, March 10. Course textbooks are located in the rear of Water Street Books. Books from the front of the store, even if they are the same as course textbooks, are coded differently and will not work in the process.
Here’s how it works:
- First: Select from the back of the store the books REQUIRED for the courses you’re enrolled in. Make sure that you select only 1 copy of each book and that you select the correct book for your course and section.
- Second: Give the Cashier your Williams ID. If you misplace your Williams ID, you will be able to use the system the day after you get a replacement from Campus Safety. Be sure to save your original itemized receipts; you will need these if you must return books.
- Third: Your book charges will be applied to your student account the day after your Water Street Book purchase. A book grant, in the exact amount of the charge for your REQUIRED textbooks, will be applied to your student account during the week of February 20, 2017. Recommended books or books purchased for a course you plan to audit will not be covered by the book grant.
If you change a course after you have purchased your books, you should, as soon as possible, return the books from the dropped course and acquire the books for the added course. You will need your Williams ID and your original receipt to receive credit for them. All such transactions for the spring 2017 semester must be completed by Friday, February 17, 2017. Books returned after that can’t be credited to your student account and will not qualify for the book grant. Please note that the Water Street Books return policy remains in place – deadlines for full refunds are February 17 or 48 hours after purchase thereafter. Please read the refund information policy slip given with each purchase.
If you are not sure that you will remain in the course, do not write in your books. If you return a book that was new when purchased but you have written in it, you will be credited for a used book; the cost difference will not be covered by the book grant.