Printing, Textbooks, Library & Class Materials

Bay Tree Bookstore: source for textbooks, course readers, and class materials

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. The Express Store (convenience store) is also open for in-person shopping.

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 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, Course Readers, 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.

Course readers are available for order online, as either the standard printed readers or as downloadable digital readers. Printed readers can be picked up on the same “will-call” basis as regular textbooks, or they can be shipped for free via UPS ground (see above).

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 the Bay Tree Bookstore

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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.

They are open to walk-in customers BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Students need to contact Cary at 831-459-3381 to arrange an appointment to drop off or pick up their order.

Students should email their print job requests (including their student ID number), along with their files to

Students MUST make an appointment to bring their copy jobs to the Copy Center.

The Copy Center will notify students when their order is ready and schedule an appointment for pickup.

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, when they are open. They are also charged, at 12¢ (black and white) or 35¢ (color) per electronic page, and they also automatically bill through the student’s SBS account.

More information can be found here:


Use Bay Tree Bookstore's Online Sellback Tools:

Visit the Bay Tree's information page to learn what you need to know to sell your old textbooks. Just search the books you have and you'll receive a prepaid postage label to ship them to Bay Tree's used book partners. That's it! You'll be paid for what you ship back once it's processed.

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.