Monday, December 16, 2019

Bookstore's 'Shop By Author' Makes Searching, Finding Titles Easier


The Salt Lake Community College Bookstore has made an important change to its text department for students this term. As part of its new “Shop by Author” program, course materials will now be arranged on shelves alphabetically by author instead of by course.

Now, a student who wants to purchase or rent their course materials can pull up their shopping list on their mobile device or print it in-store using a kiosk. With their list in hand, the student starts at “A” and walks through the department one time, collecting their course materials based on authors’ last names.

Before Shop by Author, students may have had to jump around to different areas of the text department to find their books, especially when a title was used in multiple courses. This new alphabetical arrangement will save students time and ultimately deliver a better shopping experience.

For SLCC Bookstore, stocking the text shelves by author has led to significant space savings, which will be used to expand merchandise offerings. It also allows the store team to be more efficient with inventory operations and fulfilling online orders – ultimately giving store employees more time with students to help them find the materials they need.

As classes get underway, faculty are asked to ensure students are prepared by letting them know how they can find their materials at SLCC Bookstore. The store also offers price matching against eligible competitors so students can shop with confidence knowing they’re getting their materials at the lowest cost possible.

Bookstore hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. M-Th and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.