Printing, Textbooks, Library & Class Materials

Ordering books from the Bay Tree Bookstore

Order your course materials from the Bay Tree Bookstore - textbooks and course readers are both available.

Sell back your textbooks

Use Bay Tree Bookstore's Online Sellback Tools:

Visit the Bay Tree's Books and Materials Selling page to learn what you need to know to sell your old textbooks. For more information on how the process works, check out their simple guide.

Bay Tree Bookstore: source for tech and UCSC gear

General Information

The bookstore is open for in-person shopping, though online ordering is still facilitated. Online orders can be picked up at the will-call window.

Free UPS Ground Shipping for All Online Orders

In an effort to support the student community, the Bay Tree Bookstore will be offering free UPS ground shipping on any order over $100, no code required. This includes all online orders for supplies, computers, and technology products.

Computers and Technology

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

Remote access to the university library

Access library resources online

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

Your CruzID Gold login will provide access to the online collections available through the Library website.

Use the yellow Search box on the homepage or any of the Library’s subscription databases to find ebooks, articles, newspapers, music, primary sources, and more.

Use Campus VPN to authenticate as a UCSC affiliate

For the most seamless access, download, install, and log into the Campus VPN as well. This will ensure you are authenticated as a UCSC user even when accessing Library-owned materials you discover through Google or other search engines.

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.

For more information, see Remote Library Services or Ask the Library via chat, email, or online consultation with a librarian.

Copying and printing

Students on campus who need to print or copy can do so through the UCSC Copy Center, located in Baskin Engineering, room B25 (in the basement just off the loading dock).

They are open M-F, 8am-4:30pm, charge 6¢ per printed/copied side in black and white or 39¢ per printed/copied side (check pricing) in color, and automatically bill through the student’s SBS account (your "student account").

Students can print to UCSC Copier Program devices using their student account to any accessible, Pharos-enabled device on campus. A list of these devices can be found here. Copier Program charges student accounts monthly at a rate of 6¢/side for black and white prints/copies, and 18¢/side for color output. Students can contact the Copier Program to get our Pharos printer drivers installed on their computers.

Students can also print in campus computer labs and at both libraries. They are also charged, at 12¢ (black and white) or 35¢ (color) per electronic page, and they also automatically bill through the student’s account.

More information can be found here: