Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County


CCAC has five full-service bookstores, located on the Allegheny, Boyce, North and South campuses as well as at the West Hills Center. Each store is dedicated to serving the needs of students and faculty on their campus. CCAC Bookstores carry all required textbooks and instructional materials, including a large selection of school supplies, reference books and study aids. The bookstores also sell CCAC insignia clothing & gifts, snacks, software, and more. Students can order class rings, nursing pins and graduation regalia. Port Authority bus passes are currently available at the Allegheny, Boyce and South campus bookstores.

Students may shop for their textbooks and general merchandise needs online at Items may be shipped to a home/business address or made available for in store pick up at any of the CCAC Bookstores. The store’s website accepts all major credit cards and financial aid for online payment. Rental agreements and transactions may also be done through the bookstore’s site. Visit our online bookstore ( for more details.

Students enrolled in internet/distance learning courses are encouraged to shop the online bookstore for their textbooks and other course materials. Also, all distance learning course materials will be available for purchase at the Allegheny campus bookstore and limited supplies will additionally be stocked at the campus store designated by your course section number prefix (i.e.: 'BIN' indicates a Boyce campus internet course, 'NIN' indicates a North campus internet course, etc.).

Bring Your Course Schedule to the Bookstore When Purchasing Textbooks.

The CCAC Bookstores carry new and used textbooks required for the courses offered on campus and through the online learning program. CCAC Bookstores are sensitive to the high cost of textbooks and make every effort to keep new textbook prices competitive. In addition, CCAC Bookstores offer as many used books for sale as possible. Used textbooks sell for 25% less than new textbooks. To help lower the costs of higher education, CCAC students also have access to Follett’s popular Rent-A-Text program, which saves 50% on average vs. the price of a new textbook. In addition to its robust rental program, Follett provides access to the largest selection of digital solutions, including 35,000 CafeScribe® and Inkling®digital titles. When shopping for textbooks in the store and online, students are encouraged to consult their course schedule when selecting their materials as not all sections, instructors or campuses use the same titles.

All CCAC Bookstores are open Monday through Friday and may offer extended evening and Saturday hours at times throughout the academic calendar year.  Visit the Bookstore’s website for the currently posted hours of operation for each campus at  For more information, contact the store manager at your campus or CCAC District Director Tracy Hill.




Phone Number 


Store Manager 





Liz Babyak 





Julie Maseth 





Jene Boehm





Debby Phillips

West Hills




Katie Hukill


Online Learning Course Materials

Students enrolled in internet/distance learning courses are encouraged to shop the online bookstore for their textbooks and other course materials.  Also, all distance learning course materials will be available for purchase at the Allegheny campus bookstore and limited supplies will additionally be stocked at the campus store designated by your course section number prefix (i.e.: BIN indicates a Boyce campus internet course, NIN indicates a North campus internet course, etc.).

Return Policy – Textbooks

Textbooks may be refunded with a receipt within seven calendar days from the start of classes or within two days of purchase thereafter. Textbooks purchased during the last week of classes or during exams may be sold back under the buyback policy.

Last Day for Refunds dates will be posted throughout the store, on the bookstore’s website and attached separately to your receipt. If you have dropped the class, a full refund is available until the end of the “without fee” add/drop period. A copy of the drop slip and the original receipt is required. Any textbook purchased during midterms, the last week of classes or final exams is not refundable but may be sold back for current market value. No refunds will be issued on textbooks for classes running 6 days or less, 1 credit or non-credit courses unless the course is dropped.

New textbooks must be returned in the same condition as purchased for a full refund. All shrink-wrapped textbooks must be returned in the original shrink-wrap for a full refund.

Return Policy – General Merchandise

Non-textbook items may be refunded or exchanged within 30 days of the sale with the original receipt, providing the merchandise is in resalable condition. Items must contain all original packaging and accessories. Computer software, CDs and DVDs may be returned providing they are unopened and shrink-wrapped.

Textbook Buyback

The CCAC Bookstores buy back textbooks daily throughout the academic calendar year at wholesale prices determined by national market value. Textbooks needed for upcoming classes will be bought back at up to half price at the end of each semester. Prices offered are determined by inventory need, condition and are subject to change. A current CCAC ID is required.

CCAC Bookstores Accept the Following as Forms of Payment:

Cash, Check, Master Card, Visa, Discover, Debit Card and American Express. Third-Party Sponsorship and Financial Aid may be used during designated charging periods. 


Note:  CCAC Bookstore information and hours of operation are subject to change without notice.