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Institutional Services

2. The Bookstore:

The Hope-Geneva Bookstore is wholly owned and operated by the College under a full-time director.  Its purpose is to support the educational goals of the college by making available all books, supplies and other materials required for use in classes.  In addition it strives to provide the college community with a wide selection of goods and services that enhance the educational and residential quality of the college.  The "Geneva" in the bookstore's name reflects the fact that a portion of the store's profits are used to fund the international Geneva Scholarship Program for International Students.


  1. Course Materials:

    Textbooks and other classroom materials are ordered through the bookstore.  The textbook manager informs instructors about deadlines and procedures for the ordering process.

  2. Copyright Clearance:

    Hope College strictly adheres to U.S. copyright law and any course packet or reader containing copyrighted material must have written permission for its use.  The bookstore offers a copyright clearance service to assist faculty in obtaining permissions.

  3. Custom Publishing:

    It is college policy to avoid the direct sale of course materials in class.  Custom-published materials should be made available for sale through the bookstore.  Store personnel can assist faculty in a variety of ways in the production of custom-published material and should be consulted before any such project is undertaken.

  4. General Reading Books:

    The bookstore maintains a general book section of over 3,000 titles on various subjects including current bestsellers.  In addition, the staff will special order any title available in print in the U.S., as well as limited titles from England.  Faculty suggestions of titles to be added are welcome.

  5. Other Goods and Services:

    In addition to books, the bookstore stocks a wide variety of merchandise including computer software, International Faculty ID Cards,office supplies, greeting cards and college imprinted items.  The bookstore also sells postage stamps, cashes checks and offers a photo finishing service.

  6. Academic Regalia:

    Some official college functions require that faculty members wear academic vestments.  Academic hoods, cap and gowns may be either rented or purchased through the bookstore.

  7. Discounts and Charge Accounts:

    Any faculty member with a current staff card may maintain a charge account at the bookstore subject to store policies regarding such accounts.  This service is a convenience to be used only for the personal purchases of faculty members and their immediate families.

    The bookstore also grants a 15% discount to faculty members on cash as well as charge sales.  (Some sale and low-margin items are not discounted.)  Please be ready to present your staff card to ensure getting this discount.