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University Bookstore
Norton Road
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Fax 828-227-7125

General Bookstore Information

Unit Role and Mission Statement
The WCU Bookstore is an on-campus retail store owned and operated by Western Carolina University. The role of the Bookstore is to provide necessary books, supplies, and other merchandise to students, faculty, and staff as efficiently and economically as possible.

The Bookstore includes the Book Rental Department for undergraduates at Western Carolina University. The Book Rental Department provides the main texts for undergraduate courses at a low rental price, and gives the students the option of purchasing textbooks if desired.

The Bookstore also sells and rents textbooks on the University of North Carolina-Asheville campus for WCU's Asheville courses, and provides books and supplies for outreach courses and Continuing Education programs. The Bookstore reports directly to the Auxiliary Services Division of the Administration and Finance Department.

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Role and Mission Statement
How to Reach Us
Operating Hours
Payment Methods
Financial Aid

The WCU Bookstore's mission is to support the instructional mission of the University by supplying textbooks and instructional materials, supply students' needs for incidentals, memorabilia, and reading matter. To conduct its operation in a cost efficient manner that results in fair pricing while providing earnings to support student financial aid.

How to Reach Us
WCU Bookstore
Western Carolina University
Norton Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828/227-7346
Toll Free: 866/272-4102
Fax: 828/227-7125

The bookstore accepts cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, and the WCU CatCard. If paying by check, please note the following points:

  • Checks should be made payable to WCU Bookstore
  • Your WCU identification card or driver's license must be presented for validation on the check at the time of purchase.
Financial Aid
You may charge against your financial aid moneys the first 5-7 days of a semester using your WCU CatCard. If charging against your financial aid, please note the following points:
  • You must have a credit balance available after tuition; fees and fines have been deducted.
  • You must have your WCU CatCard available at the time of your purchase.

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