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Textbook ordering information for 2019-20

The Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE) will again supply textbooks to students in Year 8 to Year 12  for the 2019-20 academic year through a customized bookstore website.

The website portal will open on Friday, June 7. Those new to UCC should carefully review the ordering information in this article.

The online bookstore will be accessible here. Please ensure you choose “2019-2020 Upper School”. Identify your son’s name and year, and you’ll be able to move through a list of the textbooks required for the courses your son has selected or is required to take. You’ll have the option of purchasing new or used (if available) textbooks. CSBE refurbishes used textbooks as necessary, so many are in excellent condition.

Please only order the textbooks you require. You’ll receive an email notification from CSBE when your books are shipped and have the ability to view any previous online orders. If you choose to purchase only new textbooks and your complete order is in stock, CSBE will ship your order immediately. Orders that include used books will be shipped in August before the first day of class. Publisher back-ordered books will ship as soon as they’re available.

It’s very important that you include a delivery address where someone will be available during business hours to sign for your shipment. Please consider using a business address rather than your home address for delivery, where appropriate. Otherwise, Canada Post will take any undeliverable packages to your local Canada Post outlet for pickup at your convenience (with two weeks).

Books ordered for boarding students may be shipped to the Upper School at 200 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto, ON, M4V 1W6 for pick-up during the first week of school.

While creating your order, you’ll also choose a password so you may enter the website at a later date to edit your order. Using this password, you may add or delete textbooks, check your order and delivery status, and view courier information.

Payment can be made by VISA, MasterCard or Interac online. Your credit card information continues to be protected by Network Solutions’ secure site encryption and identity verification technology. For assistance in using the website or to answer any questions, you may email or phone CSBE at 905-828-7200 or 1-800-335-5043 if you don’t have access to the Internet.

Special information: Upper School English textbooks

Upper School English classes use literary texts and not textbooks. Therefore teachers may have different selections of texts even in classes of the same grade. For simplicity, each grade will begin with a common text available for order immediately on CSBE, or a teacher-prepared package of readings to be distributed during the first week of school. Check the CSBE website to determine which is required. Additional texts for the year will be posted at the end of July, and these may vary from teacher to teacher. You’ll need to know your son’s class assignment before you can order which will be on the CSBE site. Class assignments are announced in early to mid-August and you’ll be able to see your son’s assignment online.

Other information

A stock of UCC books will be carried by CSBE throughout the academic year and may be ordered at any time. CSBE can easily handle book returns if a student changes a course. However, the books must be unmarked and in pristine condition to receive a full refund. There will be no restocking fee on books returned by Tuesday, October 15.

It’s important for you to place your order as early as possible to help ensure your son has the textbooks he needs to start the school year. Ordering early gives you the best selection of used books.

For assistance, please contact CSBE directly (using the contact information noted above).