Some students have complained about not getting their textbooks on time and have had to continue through the semester so far without them.
The bookstore recently changed their website and began using “Textbook Butler,” which not all students understand.
“I think some students have been confused by the new process,” said Christina Chapman, bookstore manager. “Not all students were automatically registered for Textbook Butler, only new incoming students were, and I think not everyone realized that.”
All students can register for Textbook Butler by going to okcucampusstore.com and logging in using their okcu.edu email address and their B number including the capital “B” as the password.
Once logged in, students can opt-out or opt-in for Textbook Butler and request to either purchase or rent new or used books. After registering, all students’ books can be purchased online or sent to the bookstore at the beginning of the semester where students can pay from their student accounts.
Students can only pay though their student accounts in the store and only through the first two weeks of classes. After that books need to be paid for with credit card.
Professors in some classes, like Acting V Shakespeare, postponed readings because of problems ordering books.
“I never get my books from the bookstore anymore,” said Arash Allahyar, biology senior. “They never have my books when I go in there. By the middle of the semester, there’s no books in the bookstore.”
The bookstore sends back unsold books during the middle of the semester to prepare to order books for the new semester.
“Some titles are always hard to get a hold of. Sometimes if a professor added the books late or if they’re a new professor we don’t always get them in on-time,” Chapman said.
“And then there’s other books that are just difficult to order, like the dance books this year. But other than that nothing was different this year than in past years.”
If students are still missing books, they can order them through the campus store at any time during the year and they should arrive in three to five business days.