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The College was notified yesterday that Barnes & Noble College Booksellers was closing all of its campus bookstores due to the virus.  The closure started Tuesday, the 24th and they will remain closed until opening again on April 6th.  Of course these dates could be extended.

The important thing for Wharton County Junior College students is that the Barnes & Noble website is still open and ready to take online orders.  Barnes & Noble has agreed to provide free standard shipping for all WCJC students.

Students can continue to access the bookstore website by going through the College's Homepage and clicking on the bookstore link.   Everything there is still functioning as normal.   Students needing books for the 2nd 8 week classes, or the May mini-semester should click on the campus where the course is taught,  and then on the Spring 2020 semester to get started.

Barnes & Noble is also making online material free to all WCJC students through their agreement with VitalSource.  Students can access VitalSource from the Bookstore website and setup their own free account.    When setting up your account for the first time, your email address should be your official WCJC email.   By using that address,  Barnes & Noble can confirm that you are indeed a WCJC student.

We will keep you informed of any other changes as we work through this situation.


General Bookstore Information

Welcome to Wharton County Junior College.  We have several options available to you to make purchasing your books and supplies as easy as possible.  The college offers books, supplies, and gift items through its official bookstores managed by Barnes & Noble College at its Wharton and Richmond campuses.  Students may shop in person or they may choose to make online purchases. Barnes & Noble’s online purchasing option offers convenient delivery either at home or pickup in-person at the Wharton and Richmond campus bookstores.

Information Regarding Financial Aid Students

Wharton County Junior College students who receive financial aid are provided in-store credit only at the Wharton campus and Richmond campus Barnes & Noble bookstores. This approved financial aid credit can be used for textbooks or supplies purchased in person or ordered on online.

Information Regarding the Sugar Land Campus

Beginning in the summer of 2019, Barnes & Noble will no longer be the bookstore provider at the Sugar Land campus. The new bookstore vendor at the Sugar Land campus is affiliated with the University of Houston and will not be able to provide in-store credit to Wharton County Junior College financial aid students. Students registered for classes at the Sugar Land campus may purchase their books online through the online WCJC Barnes & Noble Richmond Campus Bookstore link found at wcjc.edu and should select the “Free Shipping” under Shipping Options and they will not be charged a shipping fee.    Barnes & Noble will have staff members available at the Sugar Land campus to assist students with on line ordering from 8am till 5pm on January 13th through January 17th  &  January 21st through January 24th in the computer lab located in Brazos Hall room 372.


Students are not required to purchase text books from the Barnes & Noble college bookstores. Textbooks may be purchased from other retailers not affiliated with Wharton County Junior College.

Online Purchases

Barnes & Noble online purchases may be made by accessing the following links:

Wharton Campus Bookstore

Richmond Campus Bookstore


Barnes & Noble College Bookstore Locations, Hours, and Contact:

Wharton Campus Bookstore

     Hutchins Memorial Center

     911 Boling Highway

     Wharton, Texas  77488


     Contact:  979.532.6414 


     NormalHours:   Mon. – Thur.:  7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                                     Fri.:  7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

                                        Sat. and Sun.:  Closed


Richmond Campus Bookstore

5333 FM 1640

Richmond, Texas  77469


     Contact:  281.239.1513


    Normal Hours:    Mon. – Thur.:  7:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

                                   Closed 2:00 - 3:00 pm for lunch

                                     Fri.:  7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

                                       Sat. and Sun.:  Closed


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