Order your books

The NCC College Store  (campus courses) and MBS Direct (online courses) offer affordable new and used textbooks, rental books, and digital books for most courses.

The NCC College Store is located in Building A. Our students trust the NCC College Store for new and used textbooks for campus courses. We offer personalized help in choosing your textbooks for classes.

At the NCC College Store you’ll get the exact textbooks selected by your instructors at the most competitive prices. Guaranteed! The NCC College Store is dedicated to supplying students with as many used textbooks as possible. Stop in the College Store for all required campus course materials.

When purchasing textbooks students must first present their course schedule to a staff member to assure that accurate materials are purchased. (Login to student Canvas account, “Student Planning”, “Plan & Schedule”).   Textbooks can be purchased with credit card, check, cash or financial aid. If using financial aid, you must present your NCC student ID to purchase books. Financial aid can also be used to purchase office supplies, flashdrives, or any other items needed for your courses.

Please see FAQ’s for specific ordering information.

Your NCC College Store Has More Than Just Books

We have NCC apparel, drink-ware, and novelty items, personal care products, drinks and snacks, school supplies, backpacks, nursing supplies, safety glasses, gift cards and much more!

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Yes!  Located just inside Building A on the NCC Campus, the College Store takes the guesswork out of your shopping experience. We guarantee that you will receive the correct course materials required by each instructor.  NCC works every angle to provide students with competitive pricing and saves time by carrying everything you’ll need in one location.

Course materials is a broader category that includes digital materials or additional supplies required by your instructor. 

Campus courses: Textbooks can be purchased in person at the NCC College Store.  Have your class schedule available, along with your student ID (or student ID # if you haven’t received an ID card yet).  We will quickly find what textbooks and/or course materials you’ll need.  Information about the campus textbooks can be found on our website by clicking the ‘Textbooks’, ‘Campus Courses’ on website’s home page.  However, this is for your information only and you will not be able to purchase the books from our website.

Online courses:  You will need to purchase required online course materials through our website  Click the ‘Textbooks’, ‘Online Courses’ link found on the website’s home page.  You will need your class schedule and credit card available.  Physical textbooks will be shipped directly to you.  Digital textbooks will be accessed through the email address you provide.

Campus courses:  See “How do I purchase my textbooks”? As long as your Financial Aid is in place (or your Nelnet payment plan is set up through the Business Office) we will be able to access your account using your Student ID #.

Online courses: The College Store will need to purchase your materials for you. Please send an email to and provide the following information:  Your Name, Student ID #, Shipping Address, phone number, Course #’s you’re registered in, your preference in textbook style (USED, NEW, DIGITAL) and the statement “NCC College Store is authorized to use my Financial Aid”.  Not all courses will have textbook style options, but we will attempt to meet your preferences.  Once we’ve ordered your materials you will get a confirmation email/tracking information.

Financial Aid must first be used to pay for tuition. Excess Financial Aid can be used to purchase textbooks and numerous other items including school supplies, program-based computers, and other classroom needs available in the College Store. Financial Aid cannot be used to purchase clothing or food items.

Campus courses:  Materials will be available to purchase in the College Store approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of each term.  This is also approximately when Financial Aid will be available to use.

Online courses:  You may be able to order textbooks on our online website once you’ve registered for classes or shortly thereafter.  If using Financial Aid, see “How do I purchase my textbooks using my Financial Aid”?  Once Financial Aid opens (approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the term) we will order your materials for you. 

The materials we carry are requirements of the instructor; therefore they are necessary for the course. Not having the course materials on the first day can make it hard to catch up since college classes move fast. Used textbooks sell out first, so if you wait to get your books, you may have to pay more for new books or run the risk that we run out altogether, and will have to wait even longer until we get more in stock.

A digital course content fee is applied to your student billing account at the time of registration. Any required materials will be accessed online through Canvas and will be explained by your instructor. No additional materials will need to be purchased through the College Store.

A digital course content fee is applied to your student billing account at the time of registration.  You will receive an email to your NCC email address with further instructions on how to access this. Any required materials will be accessed online through Canvas and will be explained by your instructor. No additional materials will need to be purchased through the College Store.

Some physical books include a one-time-use code to access digital materials, and sometimes codes are available for purchase without needing the physical book. It all depends on how the publisher decided to offer the materials. As always the College Store will provide the materials required by your instructor.

If both versions are available, it’s up to you which one to use.

ISBN stands for “International Standard Book Number.” This unique identifier of each book edition is printed on the copyright page as well as the back cover near the bar code. Checking the ISBN guarantees you’ve got the right book.

At this time we do not offer book rentals for campus courses. However, we do our best to search for the lowest price possible so that we may keep the cost down to students. Textbook buyback will also be available at the end of each term to help defray costs.

At the end of each term, the College Store will buy back textbooks based on the book’s current market value. Please check your email toward the end of each semester for more information. There is also the option of selling your textbooks back online anytime through our website and clicking ‘Textbooks’, ‘Sell Textbooks’ link..

Campus courses:  Please bring proof of this change on your registration or provide a drop-slip signed by your advisor, along with your original receipt and the materials that you’re returning.  We will credit the form of payment that was used initially.  Pre-packaged bundles and wrapped books with codes may ONLY be returned if they haven’t been opened–NO exceptions!

Online courses: Course materials purchased through the NCC website must be returned directly back to MBS Direct (online bookstore).  Simply visit and follow the instructions from your original invoice that was shipped with your materials.  If no invoice is available you may call MBS Direct 24/7 Customer Service at 800-325-3252.

Sorry. Our policy is that we can only refund textbooks if the course has been dropped

Fall and Spring Term Hours

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summer Term Hours

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday – Closed

Questions About The NCC College Store?