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Beginning April 1st the College Store will no longer be fulfilling orders for office supplies, equipment or other purchases. Departments will use the District Online Requisition process for all general fund budget purchases. The Campus Based Requisition process will be used for all purchases using the SCOAR and BANAR budgets.

No departmental orders will be accepted or processed during the campus closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Departmental Supply Orders

The ARC College Store uses a multitude of vendors when fulfilling orders from departments. When shopping for supplies for your office you can browse the online bookstore catalog here. You can also shop at Office Depot and Staples. (Note: The price you see in our catalog is not necessarily the final price you will pay. We offer aggressive discounts to the ARC community. Prices can be obtained in advance through our quote system below.) If you are looking for something specific that you can not find in our catalog please contact us here.

Custom name plates, name badges, daters, embossers, stamps, etc. can be shopped for here. Please include all specifications for your custom item on your order.
Submit your college store order using one of the following methods:
(1) Quote Only
Receive a price quote for items you are interested in purchasing.
(2) Blanket Purchase Order
You can submit your order online using a purchase order on file with the college store. User must be an authorized signer on purchase order.
(3) Online College Store Order
Orders and signatures will be submitted electronically. No more forms to print! Here’s how it works:

Step (1) The Requestor creates the order online which requires the name and email of the Area Manager and Program Coordinator (if applicable).

Step (2) The Area Manager will receive an email that includes a link to approve the order.

Step (3) If the order is charged to categorical funding (fund 12), the Program Coordinator will then receive an email with a link for approval.

Step (4) Once all approvals are complete, the order goes straight to the College Store and is processed! The Store will not receive or have access to the order until ALL steps above are completed.


The American River College Store may be used to purchase a wide variety of office supplies and paper. However, the following items may not be purchased through this procedure:
Equipment and furniture with an item cost of $5,000 or more (including tax)
Food, decorations, gifts, and awards
Items used for personal consumption
NOTE: Textbooks, calculators, and other supplies purchased for students must be allowable by the Fund 12 budget being used (MESA, EOPS, etc.).

Purchases charged to Categorical Programs, Grants or Special Projects must be approved by the Program Director/Coordinator.

Manager authorization must be obtained in advance of any purchase. Unauthorized purchases are considered the obligation of the person making the purchase and not the obligation of the district.

These procedures are in place to ensure division/unit OCBs are being accurately and appropriately charged. The division dean/director or manager is responsible for this authorization.

Purchases from the American River College Store will be posted weekly by the Business Office to the budget number indicated on the order form. No other paperwork is required.

Any returns must be made within 30 days of receipt of merchandise in order for the American River College Store to be able to issue credit. Any restocking fees and shipping charges involved with returning merchandise to the original vendor/manufacturer will be passed on to the department.


The American River College Store order requests are checked for sufficient budget prior to being processed. Please verify sufficient budget for your orders using the Peoplesoft Financial Information website. If additional budget is required for your purchase, please submit a budget entry before sending your order to the bookstore. The cutoff for departmental orders through the American River College Store for the current fiscal year is June 7th.

For questions on departmental orders, please contact the bookstore at (916) 484-8841 or email here.
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