Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County


Attention May 2014 Graduates

GRAD FAIR - April 14, 15, & 16, 2014 - at your campus bookstore

The CCAC Bookstores will be hosting a Grad Fair on April 14, 15 & 16.  Stop by your campus bookstore to purchase your cap & gown, announcements, class ring and other CCAC merchandise. Graduation regalia will be offered for sale during regular bookstore hours, in-store only. 

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 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 available at the Allegheny, Boyce and South campus bookstores.  Monthly passes are offered at a discount, current CCAC ID is required.

IMPORTANT: Please note that students enrolled in internet or distance learning courses may only purchase required textbooks and materials through the Allegheny campus bookstore, or from the online bookstore at

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.

Students may shop for their textbooks and general merchandise needs online.  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 virtual store at for more details. 

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




Tammy Eddy 

Online Learning Course Materials

Materials for Distance Learning courses may only be purchased at the Allegheny Campus Bookstore or through the online store.  For further information, call 412.237.2532.


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.


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 mid terms, 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.


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.