Purchase Your Textbook through the LSC Virtual Bookstore

NOTE: When purchasing textbook access from a third party such as McGraw Hill Connect/SIMnet, you will receive an email with a 20-digit code. This initial 20-digit code is from the Virtual Bookstore (Akademos) and must first be entered into your Bookshelf. Once you have entered the initial 20-digit code from the Virtual Bookstore into your Bookshelf, it will then reveal the 20-digit code for McGraw Hill Connect/SIMnet. You can then register for Connect/SIMnet as usual and redeem the code.

Please refer to this support article for more information.

You can now purchase your textbook from the LSC Virtual Bookstore (Akademos).

Purchasing a Textbook through the LSC Virtual Bookstore

  1. Navigate to the LSC Virtual Bookstore Homepage.

  2. Click [Log In with Your School Credentials].

    Identifies Lone Star College Bookstore.

  3. Sign in using your LSC Student Email Address (not your D2L Email Address) and Password.

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    NOTE: If you have any login issues, please contact Contact the IT Service Desk.

  4. Once you are logged in, you'll see a screen showing your courses.

    Shows the bookstore page

  5. Choose a course, then click [ADD TO CART] next to the desired textbook option to purchase or rent the textbook.

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    NOTE: If you do not see a textbook, please contact your instructor.

  6. When you're ready to checkout, click the [Shopping Cart] button, then click [Check Out Now].

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  7. Go through the Checkout process to complete purchasing your textbooks.

Additional Resources

Virtual Bookstore Customer Service Phone Number (Available 9am to 5pm , Monday through Friday, with 24/7 coverage during the back-to-school season): 

  • 866-722-5061 

Virtual Bookstore Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Bookstore Help Videos

Virtual Bookstore Student Help Page