Ordering Information

GEMS publications can be ordered by phone, fax, or mail, or over the Internet from our online store.

Telephone orders can be placed by calling 510 642-7771 between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific time weekdays, excluding holidays. School purchase orders or credit card purchases can be made over the phone. For POs please be sure to have your organization's FEIN number when you call.

Or you can use our order form and FAX or mail the form to us as follows:

GEMS , Lawrence Hall of Science # 5200
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-5200

Call: (510) 642-7771
Fax: (510) 643-0309

Shipping and Handling Charges

Ground
(Including AK, HI, and PR)

Air
(Contiguous U.S.)

Book Cost
S&H Charge
Book Cost
S&H Charge

$0-30.99 . . .
$31-50.99 . . .
$51-70.99 . . .
$71-118.99 . . .
$119 and up . . .

$6.50
$7.50
$8.50
$9.50
8% of total list price

$0-30.99 . . .
$31-50.99 . . .
$51-70.99 . . .
$71-118.99 . . .
$119 and up . . .

$13.00
$16.00
$19.00
$21.00
Call for quote


All orders placed for delivery within the United States will be shipped UPS Ground or, if requested, UPS 2nd-Day Air.
P.O. Boxes and FPO/APO orders are shipped through the U.S. Postal Service (Ground rate). Unless otherwise specified, orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii are shipped through the U.S. Postal Service (Ground rate).

International Orders
Canadian customers can order directly from GEMS, or by calling Spectrum Educational Supplies, Ltd. at 1-800-668-0600, or faxing them at 1-800-668-0602. All international customers, please specify Ground or Air on the order form; we will contact you with a quote for shipping. Upon your confirmation, we will send your order. All duties and other import charges are the responsibility of the customer. We have no control over these charges and can not estimate what they may be.

Sales Tax
California customers only, please add the appropriate sales tax


Alameda County . . 8.75%
BART District . . . . .8.25%
All other CA . . . . . .7.25%

Purchase Orders
If you are paying with a purchase order, you must include your organization's FEIN (federal employer identification number). We cannot process your order without this information

Credit Card Orders
GEMS accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover only. Credit card statements will show a charge from the UCB LHS Business Office.

Return Policy
GEMS will accept returns of books from retail customers in their original, unused condition. If you wish to return an item, please call (510) 642-7771.

Please feel free to send us an e-mail if you have any questions.

Lawrence Hall of Science    © 2014 UC Regents. All rights reserved.    Contact GEMS    Updated August 11, 2011