Students may purchase books and supplies using pending financial aid that remains after tuition and fees are deducted. Students who have anticipated aid in excess of their tuition and fees may purchase up to $1,800 at the campus bookstore. You are required to complete an electronic Bookstore Authorization Form. This form can be accessed and completed via your MyReynolds Financial Aid To-Do list.

Upon your successful completion of the Bookstore Authorization form, you will be able to visit the Reynolds Follett bookstore during the timeframes below with your Student ID number and your class schedule to purchase books and supplies using your financial aid.  Learn how to complete the JSRCC Bookstore Authorization Form.

The following stipulations apply to the process of book purchasing:

  • You must be enrolled in classes to charge or return books.
  • You must have financial aid funds available after tuition and fees are paid. If your only financial aid award is the Commonwealth Grant or Part-Time Assistance Program (PTAP) grant, you cannot charge books.
  • Try to make all of your purchases at one time.
  • If you're struggling to pay for textbooks, you may qualify for Follett Textbook Assistance. Visit this link, scroll to the bottom of the page and Create a New Account. Login and select the Follett Textbook Assistance application. Completing the application is not a guarantee of assistance.

It may take up to 24 business hours from the moment you enroll in classes until you can start charging books in the bookstore.

The VCCS (Virginia Community College System) Bookstore Policy

Students using financial aid in the College Bookstore may purchase only required books and supplies that correlate with registered, eligible courses for the term. This means that items such as course-related electronics outside of laptops (e.g., tablets, cameras, and scientific calculators), uniforms, and tools may only be purchased if they are listed as required on the course syllabus. Students are only allowed to purchase one laptop per academic year using financial aid. 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 fund type that paid for the books and supplies on the student's account.

Charging Books

Summer 2024 -- Books can be charged May 6, 2024 through July 12, 2024.

Fall 2024 -- Books can be charged August 5, 2024 through November 12, 2024.

Spring 2025 -- Books can be charged January 2, 2025 through April 4, 2025.

Summer 2025 -- Books can be charged May 5, 2025 through July 11, 2025.

You should plan to purchase all books and supplies during these times. There will be no book charges after the date listed above. If the books you need are on back-order, you should speak with bookstore management for special arrangements.

Please note: If you are in a class that begins on or after the first day of classes for the semester, or if your financial aid has not disbursed yet, you may have the opportunity to charge your books in the bookstore starting at the beginning of the charge period through the end of the charge period. After the end of the charging period, no student will be allowed to charge any purchase in the bookstore to their financial aid. There are no exceptions to this rule; therefore, you must purchase all books/supplies no later than the date published above under 'No book charges after' if you plan to use financial aid in the bookstore.

If you want to drop a class and return books, you must return books no later than 2 business days after you drop the class. You must present your original receipt and provide proof of drop. The Bookstore will provide a full refund provided the books are not damaged and in their original condition. If all conditions are not met, students will be responsible for all book charges.

Ready to purchase?

You can purchase your books and/or other course materials in-person or online by visiting the bookstore website and following the directions below.
1. Click "Textbooks" link or icon from header
2. Find your courses and add course materials to your shopping bag
3. Click "Checkout" and follow the prompts to select your delivery method
4. Payment Method - select payment method and enter your information
5. Follow the prompts to place your order

Check out the Bookstore!