Distance Orders

How do I determine which books I require?

Please see the Textbook Calculator for information on books and costs for the upcoming semester. We cannot list books for future semesters until they are confirmed as adopted by faculty. (Usually a month or so prior to the semester)

Note: if a course is using a different book/materials for an online course it is marked as follows:  CYFS109-C (classroom) | CYFS109-W (Webcourse) 

How do I purchase books for my distance course?

Contact the Bookstore directly to order your textbooks. Though we try to process orders daily, rush periods and back-ordered materials can cause delays, thus do not wait until the last minute to order your materials.  Please place your order as much in advance as possible.

How do I purchase College clothing & souvenirs?

As styles, sizes and colours of garments on hand are constantly changing, please contact the Bookstore directly to speak to one of our customer service reps about what we have in stock that may interest you!

Are there shipping costs?

There is a nominal shipping fee to send materials to our community campuses. (Kimberley, Creston, Invermere, Golden, Fernie).  These orders can be prepaid, or you may pay upon pick up at the campus. Inter-campus shipments usually take 2-3 days to arrive.

Orders shipped directly to students will have shipping charges and need to be prepaid (Visa, Mastercard, or cheque).  These ship via Purolator Ground and usually take 4-6 business days within Canada.

How do I pay for my books?

Books shipped for pick up at one of our community campuses may be prepaid (Visa or Mastercard), or paid for when picked up at the destination campus – whatever works best for you!

Books shipped directly to students must be prepaid – by Visa, Mastercard, or cheque.  If paying by cheque, ensure you contact the Bookstore for a quote on the full amount - which must be received before we can ship the order.

A receipt is included with all pre-paid distance orders.

What if I need to return my book?

Please read our Returns Policy and contact the Bookstore for pre-approval of any distance returns.

What if I want to sell back my used books when I am done with them?

If you are a distance student interested in selling back your books, please contact the Bookstore with the list of books you want to sell by title and edition.  We will get back to you when we determine if we can buy them or not.