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Bookstore Notice for Summer 2024

Beginning with the Summer 2024 term, we will transition textbook services to a new online bookstore model. 


Meeting all your academic needs

The VHCC Bookstore is here to meet all of your academic needs for the semester.  Not only do we provide the required course materials for your classes, but we also carry essential supplies, reference material, study aids and technology.

VHCC Bookstore Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Fridays: 8:30 am - 3 pm

Contact the VHCC Bookstore
Phone: (276)739-2504
Fax: (276)739-2598

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines, the bookstore purchasing instructions have changed. 

  1. Log in to your MyVHCC using your username and password.
  2. To view the course material(s) required, click Follett Discover college Bookstore.
  3. Under Select Term, select the term for which you need to purchase books for.
  4. Click UPDATE.
    • You will now be directed to the VHCC Bookstore website.
  6. Add items to your bag by selecting Buy (New or Used) or Rent.
  7. Click Add Items to Bag.
  8. When you have added all items, select View Bag & Checkout.
  9. If your items are correct, click Checkout.
    • A popup will ask it if it OK to substitute your textbook if the bookstore is out of your selection. 
  10. Click Proceed to Checkout.
  11. You are now asked to either Sign In or Create Account.
  12. Select Delivery Method.
  13. Select Proceed to Payment Method.
  14. Select your form of payment.
    • If you have financial aid or scholarship(s), that option will be available to select.
    • When Financial Aid/Scholarship is selected, you will be prompted to enter your student I.D.
  15. Click Find Accounts.
    • Once validated, any major account (Trade Act, People Inc., Financial Aid) associated with the student is displayed.
    • Your Available Balance will also be displayed along with the Online End Date (the last day to make an online purchase with this account.)
  16. Select the checkbox for Please Agree to Financial Aid Terms & Conditions.
  17. Select Pay with This.
  18. You may see “Restriction in Bag.” This means you have item(s) in your bag that are not allowed by the major account. Click on Restriction in Bag to display the item(s) that will not be covered.
  19. If the total cost of order is covered by the Financial Aid/Scholarship account, select Place Order.
    • If the total is not covered by Financial Aid/Scholarship, you must choose another major account or tender until the amount is covered.
  20. Click Place Order. 

If you need further assistance with purchasing course materials, call the VHCC Bookstore at (276)739-2504.

Students may only use excess financial aid in the College Bookstore to purchase required books and supplies for registered courses deemed eligible for financial aid for the term.  A course would be deemed ineligible for financial aid if any of the three following circumstances exist: 1) The course does not apply to the student’s academic program; 2) The course has already been repeated once after having been successfully completed. Successful completion is defined as any grade other than F, U, R, or W; and/or 3) The course is developmental and the student has already attempted 30 or more developmental credits.

Items not approved for purchase with financial aid include but are not limited to apparel, food, cell phones, gift items, and gift/prepaid cards.  Colleges have the discretion to establish policies and procedures pertaining to the purchase of course related electronics (e.g. laptops, tablets, cameras, and scientific calculators), uniforms, and tools.  Policies and procedures pertaining to course related electronics, uniforms, and tools must address the types and frequency of items students may purchase.

During the book purchase period, books and supplies purchased using financial aid cannot be returned to the College Bookstore for cash.  Amounts for returned items must be credited back to the aid items that paid for the books and supplies on the student’s account.

Items Ineligible for Financial Aid Charges

  • Apple AirPods
  • Backpacks
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Clothing
  • Hydro Flasks, water bottles, or coffee mugs
  • Hygiene items
  • Lanyards
  • Pop sockets
  • Smart pens
  • Smart watches – Apple or Fitbit
  • Stickers, key straps, or key rings
  • Students are allowed to charge up to $50 for headphones or earbuds.
  • Totes
  • Uniforms

*Only nursing students are allowed to purchase an iPad with Financial Aid funds.

To use your Financial Aid online please follow these steps:

  • Sign your Electronic Financial Aid Authorization Form before placing your order. This form can be  found in your Student Account under your “TO DO” list
  • At Check Out select Financial Aid and enter your College Student ID number
  • Only add items to your cart that are allowed under your College’s Financial Aid guidelines.  All textbooks and general supplies are allowed.  Any unauthorized items will be cancelled without notice. Items not allowed are, but not limited to, College apparel and gift items, drinks, food, health & beauty, headphones over $XX, phones, pre-paid gift cards, or non-essential technology items.
  • Only attempt to charge up to the amount allowed by your College Financial Aid Department. Amounts over the limit will cause a delay or your order to be cancelled.
  • Please note, VHCC Bookstore is not allowed to give individual Financial Aid information over the phone or by email.
  • Trade Act and People Inc. are also able to purchase their course material online. These students should be able to see that pay option on check out.

Your VHCC Bookstore Team Leader is Paula Jones and can be reached by email at
Please feel free to contact us at any time with any question or clarification.

  • Create/login at using the email you purchased the code with. If purchased in-store it will always be your student email.
  • Enter PIN from receipt to generate the access code.
  • Return to “My Bookshelf” and click on title to reveal your code. Copy code to clipboard and follow link to publisher’s website.
  • Create/login to account using same email as above.
  • Enter course ID provided by your professor.
  • Enter code provided on BryteWave.

*Failing to use the email you used to purchase the code with will result in an invalid code error!

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