About Us

INFORMATION - scroll down for: Holiday shipping, Special Orders, Shipping rates and options, Payment, Returns and Clothing sizes

DELIVERY - Please allow five to seven business days for delivery unless otherwise indicated.

TEXTBOOK DELIVERY- Please allow 24-48 hours for processing.
Textbooks may be picked up at the Bookstore at no cost.
Please choose WILL CALL for textbook shipping.

Occidental College Bookstore
Johnson Student Center
1600 Campus Road 
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Telephone: (323) 259-2630
Manager: Donna Huebner
Mail Order: (323) 259-2951
Fax: (323) 341-4953


Bookstore Hours:

Fall/Spring Semester Hours
M-TH 8:30 am-6:00 pm
FRI 8:30 am-5:00 pm
SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays

Academic Break & Summer Hours
M-F 10:00am-4:30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

DELIVERY - Please allow ten business days for delivery unless otherwise indicated.


PAYMENT INFORMATION Occidental College Bookstore accepts all major credit cards for web, phone and in-store purchases. Please contact us if you would prefer to prepay with a personal check.


A wider selection of merchandise is available in-store. If you are unable to find the item for which you are looking, please contact us.


Event Sales: There is neither shipping nor tax added to event ticket sales. All tickets are held at the Box Office "Will Call" window. When finalizing your order, you must select "Will call at Venue" as the method of shipment

Merchandise Sales: We ship FEDEX Ground, see rates below. For an additional charge of $20.00, your order can be shipped FEDEX Second Day Air for orders placed Monday - Thursday. The order must be placed no later than noon Pacific time.  Overnight shipping is also available, please call the bookstore 323-259-2630 for rates based on your delivery location and weight of your order. 
Sorry, overnight shipping not available for diploma frames or chairs.

Textbook web orders are to be picked up from the Bookstore by a registered student with Oxy ID.

Please note: Special arrangements can be made if your order must be shipped to a PO Box or outside of the Continental United States, please contact us.

Unless otherwise noted, the shipping and handling charges are as follows:

$0 to $25.00 : $6.95

$25.01 to $75.00 : $8.95

$75.01 to $125.00 : $11.95

$125.01 to $175.00 : $14.95

$175.01 to $250.00 : $17.95

(based on taxable amount of order)
Alaska and Hawaii shipping prices are higher and are calculated by the web order system.

Please allow five to seven business days for delivery unless otherwise indicated.


Children - Small (6-8), Medium (10-12), Large (14-16), or otherwise noted.

Adult tops (chest size) - Small (34-36), Medium (38-40), Large (42-44), XL (46-48), XXL (50-52).

Adult bottoms (waist size) Small (28-30), Medium (32-34), Large (36-38), XL (40-42)

SHRINKAGE AND WASHING INFORMATION: Garments made of 100% cotton will shrink approximately 2%; we recommend ordering the next larger size. Care should be taken to avoid using excessive heat when washing or drying the garment.

There is no shrinkage in clothing made from 100% synthetic fibers or most 50/50 blends. Do not iron over a design. For best results, manufacturer's washing instructions should be followed.




        TEXTBOOK RETURN POLICY: No returns on textbooks except with proof of dropped class, Oxy ID and receipt within 3 days of dropping the class.

         New books must be new and in good salable condition as required by all book publishers.  DO NOT WRITE IN ANY NEW BOOK until you are certain there is no necessity for returning it.

         Used books are accepted in good condition.

         Refunds are given in cash for cash and check purchases.  Credit card and Voucher purchases are credited back to the account.

          Merchandise must be in new condition and accompanied by the cash register receipt and OXY ID within 60 days of purchase.

       Trade books and other merchandise will be accepted for refunds, provided they are in the same condition as when purchased.   


         Textbooks are bought back during Finals and the beginning of each semester.

         You will receive up to 50% of the purchase price WHEN:

1.        Books for which a current text adoption is on file with the Bookstore and additional used texts are still needed.

2.        Books must be in good salable condition.  (Writing and underlining are permissible).

         A book which has not been readopted for course use may be purchased by the wholesale buyer if it is the current edition and still in  print.  However, many used books do not have a cash value. 

The wholesaler is onsite to buy books for 2 days at the beginning of each semester.


         Textbook rentals must be returned by the last day of finals in the semester they were rented. If rented textbooks are not returned by the agreed date on the receipt contract, the full new replacement retail price plus a $10 fee will be applied to the students account.  In addition if a rented textbook is returned in unusable condition (water damage, ripped, blacked out, pet damage etc.) the full new replacement retail price will be applied to the students account.


Prices of textbooks are generally established by the publisher.  Prices are subject to change without notice.  Used books are priced at 75% of the new price. 

Hours- Summer & Academic Breaks

     Monday-Friday                               10:00a-4:30p
Closed on Weekends & College Holidays

Hours- Academic Session

     Monday-Thursday                                   8:30a-6:00p
     Friday                                                   8:30a-5:00p
     Saturday                                              10:00a-2:00p
     Closed Sunday and Holidays