All Brown Card holders who maintain funds in the Bear Bucks Account can make purchases with the Brown Card at the Brown Bookstore and Campus Shop. The Brown Card also identifies students, faculty and staff for exemption from state sales tax in the University Bookstore and Campus Shop on book and supply purchases intended for academic use.
The Brown Card can also act as a charge card for purchasing books, supplies and general merchandise. The Bookstore Charge Account is administered separately from the Bear Bucks Account using the student's unique ISO number. It is very important to be clear with Bookstore salespersons as to whether you would like to use your Bookstore Charge Account or your Bear Bucks Account when making a purchase. For more information on the Bookstore Charge Account contact the Bookstore Business Office, or call 401-863-3166.