The bookstore buys back books everyday.
You can now rent selected textbooks with saving of over 50% over the cost of a new text. Pre-register at efollett.com to expedite checkout at the registers.
Buying your textbooks
All NVCC textbooks may be purchased at the George D. Yonan Memorial Bookstore, located on the plaza level of the Student Center building in Room S300. The bookstore also carries a variety of course supplies and New York Times Bestsellers, clothing, backpacks, glassware and gift items.
Did you know that selected titles are available digitally? Go to cafeScribe.com and see if your books are.
Who operates the Bookstore?
The Bookstore is operated by Follett Higher Education Group.
What forms of payment are accepted?
- Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (card holder must be present)
- personal check with a picture identification
- gift certificates purchased at the Bookstore
Can I pay with my parents’ check?
Yes, as long as proper I.D. is presented
What about Financial Aid?
Students who are covered by financial aid are allowed to charge their textbooks and supplies. Other agency programs will be allowed to charge textbooks (supplies when authorized) after approval from the Cashiers’ Office. A valid State ID or School ID with a picture will be required.
What is your Refund Policy?
Books are returnable for refund or exchange during the first week of classes only. New book returns must be in original packaging and must not be written in, damaged, or marked in any way. Refunds will be credited to the media purchases were made on. Credit to credit card purchases may take 2-3 days for processing. ALL RETURNS AND EXCHANGES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SALES RECEIPT. No exceptions will be made. Summer session books are returnable during the first week of classes only.
School supplies & electronic merchandise (Calculators, Recorders, USB Drives) are not returnable unless the item is defective. Defective supplies & merchandise will be replaced but not refunded. A cash register receipt must accompany all defective items.
Clothing is returnable within 10 days of purchase with cash register receipt.
Who picks the textbooks for our courses?
The textbooks for your courses are chosen by your professors or their related department/division.
When is the Textbook Buyback?
The Bookstore offers a buyback at the end of every semester, typically around the week of Final Exams. Dates are posted on the bookmark that accompanies your receipt. Signs are also posted on the bulletin boards and TV monitors as well our website. However, the bookstore buys books back daily during normal operating hours.
I registered for the upcoming semester already why can’t I purchase my textbooks right away?
Textbooks will not always ready at the same time that registration starts. Books need to be ordered, shipped & received. This is a time consuming process that involves receiving orders from the faculty, verifying correct title information and availability.
Why are textbooks so expensive?
While textbooks are typically the least expensive part of your education many students do not understand the high prices of textbooks. Publishers often offer supplemental materials bundled with your text (CD-ROMs, Study Guides & Online Tools) which can increase the price of textbooks. Publishers report these materials are developed in response to instructors’ demand for them. The Bookstore sells bundled textbooks only when required for your course.
Do you sell used textbooks?
Yes, the Bookstore sells used textbooks when available. Used textbooks can provide you with savings when compared to a new textbook. Used textbooks are labeled used and are available on a first come first serve basis.
What are your hours?
The Bookstore has extended hours at the beginning of every semester. Normal Bookstore hours are:
Mon. - Thurs. - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri. - 8:30 am - 1 pm
What other products do you sell?
The Bookstore carries supplies, backpacks, clothing, candy, glassware and other gift items.