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Fall 2020 Campus Store Operations

The Fall 2020 semester has begun. In times marked with uncertainty, we wanted to provide you with information about the resources and options available to you at the UH Campus Store for a successful academic year.

To assist with social distancing guidelines, we have been hard at work to locate and provide the most cost-efficient options for this upcoming term. With that in mind, we have partnered with publishers to convert many titles, including some access codes, into digital formats. We highly encourage students to place online orders and select digital when available or when it makes sense for your course. Digital items are delivered to you by email in a matter of minutes. We also suggest ordering early to allow sufficient time for physical items to be shipped to your home or the store.

Course materials can be purchased online at or click the ‘UH Campus Store’ icon within AccessUH.

What will the online order pick-up experience be?

In-Store Online orders will be available for pickup by appointment in the Bayou City Room until Friday, September 4th. On Friday the 4th, we will begin moving online orders back to the bookstore to be picked up at the Online order roll gates. Please wait to come to the Bayou City Room or Bookstore until you have received the ready for pick-up email. If you ordered digital items, you will receive an email that says your items are ready, scroll to the bottom to see those digital items. If you ordered both digital and physical items, you will receive two different item ready emails. Please wait until the second email arrives that says your physical items are ready for pickup.

What will the in-store experience be?

For students wishing to come to the store to purchase their items, we will be open with modified hours of operation. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information such as operational hours before heading to the store. Once on campus, please check in with a greeter at either of our two entrances to enter a queue for the store. This new process will assist with social distancing while shopping.

To make shopping for textbooks easier and more efficient, we have implemented a Shop by Author program. Please visit this site,, and a list will be provided in Author order for you. Don’t worry; we will also have associates to assist you with this site or other questions that arise.

We encourage students to visit the site and print a shopping list of required texts in Author order before arriving at the store (or save it to their phone). This will speed up the in-store experience to get in and out of the store quickly.

Please note that we are following all University and local guidance for social distancing and cleaning standards. Face Coverings are required during your shopping experience along with maintaining 6 feet of distance between yourself and other guests.

If you have questions or concerns before arriving to campus, please give us a call at 713.741.7095 or email us at