CCAC has four full-service bookstores, located on the Allegheny, Boyce, North and South campuses. 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 and graduation regalia. Port Authority bus passes (ConnectCards) are currently available at the Allegheny, Boyce and South campus bookstores.
Students may shop for their textbooks and general merchandise needs online at ccacshop.com. 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, PayPal and financial aid for online payment. Rental agreements and transactions may also be done through the bookstore's site. Visit our online bookstore ccacshop.com for more details.
Students enrolled in Internet/Virtual Campus courses are encouraged to shop at ccacshop.com for their textbooks and other course materials. Textbooks for these courses (designated with a section number beginning with a “Z”) are also available for purchase at the bookstore for the campus to which the faculty member teaching the course is assigned. The assigned faculty member’s campus location can be found under the “Meeting Information” section of the course listing. Limited quantities of course materials for Internet/Virtual Campus courses are also available for purchase at the Allegheny Campus bookstore.
To avoid any confusion, we strongly encourage students to use the Shop by Student ID feature through the online bookstore. This feature displays the books/materials needed for the courses in which you have registered.
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 up to 80% vs. the price of a new textbook. In addition to its robust rental program, Follett provides access to a large selection of digital solutions, including titles supported by BryteWave, Follett's digital textbook reader. The bookstores also offer a Price Match option, under which the campus bookstore will match the price of textbooks offered for sale through Amazon or Barnes & Noble, with the difference in price placed on a bookstore gift card that can be used to purchase other items in the bookstores, including textbooks. 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 Thursday and may offer extended evening and Friday and Saturday hours at times throughout the academic calendar year. For more information, see the posted operating hours on below or contact the store manager at your campus.
Laptop Purchase through the Bookstore
If you are interested in purchasing a new laptop for school, please be sure to visit the CCAC Recommended section of the CCAC Bookstore website. Here you will find a variety of laptops that have been reviewed by the ITS staff and that meet the specifications of the majority of the college’s course offerings.
If students do not have the technical resources they need, they should contact the appropriate Dean of Students:
Allegheny & Homewood Brushton Center, Kristin Spiker, email@example.com
Boyce, Mary Utter, firstname.lastname@example.org
North, Vladimir St. Surin, email@example.com
South & Braddock Hills Center, Tiffany Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, and for 1 credit or non-credit courses unless the course is dropped.
For a full refund, new textbooks must be returned in the same condition as purchased. All shrink-wrapped textbooks must be returned in the original shrink-wrap.
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.
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.