Printing, Textbooks, Library & Class Materials

Bay Tree Bookstore, source for textbooks and class material

General Information

The bookstore is temporarily closed to walk-in shopping during the shelter in place order for Santa Cruz County. Online orders can be picked up at the will-call window. The Express Store (convenience store) will remain open but will follow stringent physical distancing guidelines and will limit the number of individuals allowed inside the store at any time.

Free UPS Ground Shipping for All Online Orders

In an effort to support the student community as the campus makes the temporary transition to extend options for remote instruction in response to COVID-19, the Bay Tree Bookstore will be offering free UPS ground shipping on any order, no code required. This includes all online orders for textbooks, supplies, computers, and technology products.

The Bookstore has also increased the variety of general office supplies, testing supplies, art supplies, and notebooks that are available to order online.

Computers and Technology

The Bay Tree Bookstore offers competitive education pricing on Apple & Dell computers to help you work as efficiently as possible.

Textbooks and E-Books

Students may place orders for textbooks online here and can "will-call" their orders in the bookstore at their convenience. In-store pick-ups will also include a free reusable Bay Tree Bookstore shopping bag.

Please note that the Bay Tree Bookstore offers many digital textbook titles online, and students can view the available digital options alongside traditional textbooks in the online store.

ordering e-books from Bay Tree Bookstore

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Remote access to campus library

Currently-enrolled students can access all electronic Library resources remotely including full-text articles, eBooks, and multimedia.

Use Campus VPN to authenticate as a UCSC affiliate:

  • Download, install, and log in using your CruzID Gold.

Access library resources online:

  • Use the Library Search box on our homepage or any of the Library subscription databases.

Return or Renew Books

Renew your books to extend the due date:

  • Log into your Library account to renew materials online. Email if you need assistance renewing books in your possession.

Get more information on remote access, interlibrary loans, and getting help.

Free online educational courseware

UCSC Information Technology Services - Technologies for Students Learning remotely page

RedShelf is a digital library that works in collaboration with 400 publishers and it has opened it's vast eBook library to all students! RedShelf is providing free access for up to 7 ebook titles through May 25th! Simply search the ISBN or type the textbook title in their search bar and see if your textbook can be accessed online for free!!

Vital Source is another eBook library website/application that is providing students with free access to their BookShelf site which houses a large variety of textbooks from over 1,000 publishers!

Students who are in need of Cengage / Web Assign Subscriptions. Cengage is offering free access to all its digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited to all students impacted by COVID-19 for the remainder of the academic school year! For more information please refer to the Cengage website!

MacMillian Education Learning is also providing digital tools like their LaunchPad, Sapling Learning, iClicker, and FlipIt services for free!

WileyPLUS and Knewton Alta are also providing free subscriptions for the rest of the quarter.

TopHat is also completely free of charge for the remainder of the quarter.

The Student Union Assembly (SUA) has partnered with the New York Times! Read this article for information on activating your free subscription.

campus Copying and printing

Students living on campus who need to print, can do so through the campus Copy Center.

The Copy Center is open Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, however, they are not open to walk-ins in order to ensure staff are following the social distancing guidelines.

Students should email their files along with their student ID number to

The Copy Center will notify students when the order is ready. Students can then contact Cary at 831-459-3381 to arrange a pickup time.

Note, the Copy Center does charge for printing. Students printing in the labs and libraries when they are open are also charged $0.12 per electronic page and they are automatically billed through their UC Santa Cruz account.

More information can be found here: