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8/5/22: We are currently reviewing the price we charge to ship items to customers.  Shipping charges will be increasing before the beginning of the fall semester.  Lock in $9.95 shipping charges by ordering now!  Pay no shipping for pick up in store. 

Before You Order - Instructions and Announcements

When is the best time for me to buy my textbooks?

Buy early for the best selection of used books. You then have the advantage of not having had to stand in long lines during the first week of class. Refer to Student Textbook Affordability for full details and a wealth of additional tips.

How do I know what textbooks I will need for a particular course?

If you visit us in the store, please bring a current copy of your course schedule/bill. This will help our staff find the correct textbooks for the particular sections in which you are enrolled. Course materials may vary from section to section of the same course; each department is free to choose the method for which they allow their faculty to select textbooks.

Having an up-to-date schedule and allowing our customer service staff to assist you in selecting your textbooks is the best way to ensure that you receive the proper textbooks for your course.

When shopping online, shop via the AACC Portal using My Textbooks or use the current course schedule/bill to select your exact term, course and section from our textbook finder. This will ensure you receive accurate information as of the time of your purchase.

Faculty are free to change their course requests at any time, and faculty assignments to sections are not final until classes start. We make every effort to ensure our information is accurate and up to date at all times both in store and online. Please retain your receipt or invoice and don't write in new books or access any digital products until you begin the class in case you need to return them.

A textbook shows a price of $0.00 or $0.01. Does that mean the item is free or included with the course?

Unfortunately, that is not what that means. Textbooks showing a price of $0.00 or $0.01 have not yet been received from the publisher. Textbooks, unlike other retail goods, are invoiced with shipment, meaning their price is not able to be set until we actually receive them and stock them to our shelves. The correct price will show online once we receive the textbook the first time.

What forms of payment are accepted?


  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Financial Aid Book Voucher (Restrictions and limits apply. This is intended for course materials.)
  • AACC Bookstore Gift Cards

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • AACC Bookstore Gift Cards
  • Financial Aid Book Vouchers (Restrictions and limits apply. This is intended for course materials.)
  • Cash
  • Personal checks are also accepted with photo ID and your student ID number.

Price Match Guarantee

We offer a price match guarantee on all new textbook purchases. For full information about the price match guarantee, please visit the Price Match Guarantee page.

What should I know about ordering with a book advance?

A book advance can be used to purchase items needed for your courses. Clothing (along with many other items) is specifically not covered unless it happens to be specialized for a course such as lab coats or culinary apparel.

When ordering online please make sure to enter your ID number correctly and that your advance has not expired. If we cannot contact you to correct the error, this can result in your order being cancelled. Questions about your book advance can be directed to the Financial Aid department at 410-777-2203.