UBC Bookstore aims to work closely with all departments across campus, providing you with the best value and service. Purchases made here support your UBC community. Information guides and payment options below. Contact information. Locations and opening hours. Online ordering - Want to buy something from us, but you cannot make it to the Bookstore? We will deliver free across campus (except Residence Halls). Just choose the option at checkout.

Price matching for departments on:

Please view our office products FAQ

Save up to 20% compared with the major off-campus stationery retailers. Staples Advantage has been our office products partner since 2003. Benefits:

  • Lowest price guarantee  and no minimum order on departmental purchases + 10% off. No hidden surcharges or fees
  • Free next day delivery on online orders placed by 4pm and convenient returns
  • Sustainable: 12,000 sustainable products with ECO easy items highlighted and buying local.

Additional information:

Payment options:

There are three methods of payment for UBC departments and faculties:

1. UBC Purchase Card (P-card)

A corporate Visa card issued by Supply Management. Each authorized user is issued a card.

If using a P-card, you will receive a price reduction.  

2. UBC Bookstore Open Account

One Journal Voucher (JV) number that is used for all departmental purchases throughout the year. Users can add or delete designated signers at any time.

Your open account must be renewed every year by March 31. If you are an Open Account customer, no GST will show up on your bill. 

New open account form

Existing open account update form

3. Journal Voucher for a single transaction

Free JV forms GA400 available from the UBC Bookstore's departmental sales desk located in the stationery department. If you are a JV customer, no GST will show up on your bill.

Return to Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Find out more about what is taxable under the PST and what is not.  

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