Campus Bookstores

Find Books and Supplies

At Central Piedmont's Barnes & Noble College (BNC), you will find everything you need for your classes as well as Central Piedmont swag and apparel. By using and accessing the bookstore, you also help Central Piedmont by providing the school with opportunities to recover money used for other programs across all campuses and scholarships.

All bookstore locations are closed until further notice. Shop online at the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore at Central Piedmont website. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Barnes & Noble is experiencing delivery delays from its publishers that may impact textbook deliveries. The bookstore is processing all textbook orders as quickly as possible in the order in which they were received. Log in to your B & N account to view order statuses for your deliveries.

You can return rented textbooks for free through UPS. You will need your order number to print the UPS shipping label. You can find your order number in the confirmation email from your online order, or, if you rented your textbook from the store, you can find it in any of your rental reminder emails. You can print your UPS label on or before your charge date. Learn more about the easy step-by-step rental return instructions.

If you have any questions, submit them on the Barnes & Noble College bookstore website or to

How to Order Textbooks on the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore Website

  1. Go to the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore at Central Piedmont website or download the free My Bookstore app.
  2. Select Textbooks, then Find Textbooks.
  3. Select the campus where your class is located. Corporate and Continuing Education students, select "Corporate and Continuing Education" as your campus.
  4. Complete all fields in the Term/Department/Course/Section columns. To find this information:
    1. Log into your MyCollege account.
    2. Go to Academics.
    3. Select Student Planning.
    4. Select Plan and Schedule.
  5. Once you have completed all fields, select Find Materials.
  6. On the Select Format menu, select the format you would like to purchase. (Before adding items to your cart, read all information for each item so that you do not order unneeded/extra items.)
    1. Required: professor required
    2. Recommended: professor recommended
    3. Package Component: access code that is part of the bundle. You do not need to buy both the code and the book bundle.
    4. Bookstore Recommended: items recommended by the bookstore that may be helpful for the course.
  7. Select Add Item(s) To Your Cart.
  8. Create your account by completing all fields on the Create Your Account form. If you already have an account, select “I already have an account.”
    1. If you are a financial aid recipient, on the Payment Options page, select Financial Aid.
  9. Review all information and select Submit. You will not be charged until your order is processed.
  10. Check the email address you provided for an email confirming your order.

Buy Books at the Bookstore Using Financial Aid

  • Using Financial Aid

  • Returns/Refunds

    To receive a full refund, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Provide the original receipt and original form of payment.
    • The book(s) must be in the same condition as purchased (e.g., codes not scratched, books sealed in plastic must be unopened, no writing in any new-condition books).
    • If returning a book for a course you have dropped, provide proof of a course drop/change is required.

    Refund Timeline

    • Within the first 7 days of classes from the start of term — not the date of purchase.
    • If you drop a class, you may return your book for a refund within the first 30 days of classes from the start of term.You will need to ask for your refund at the store where you purchased the book. If you purchased the book at the Cato, Harper, or Harris Campus bookstores, you may also go to the Central Campus bookstore for your refund.


Be prepared for your first class with the materials you need.

  • Buy Textbooks

    Beat the rush and buy your books before class. Take advantage of any used textbooks that may still be available.

    • In order for booksellers to get you the correct textbook for your course and section, you must have a copy of your schedule when purchasing textbooks. This can be a paper copy or a screenshot.
    • Not all the textbooks for Central Piedmont are available at every campus. For example, the Levine Campus bookstore carries the materials for classes held at Levine and some (but not all) of the textbooks for online courses.
    • If you end up not needing the material, we do have a return policy.

    If we do not have your textbook in stock, ask a bookseller how you can order it from another campus.

  • Rent Textbooks

    Some textbooks are rentable, giving you guaranteed savings on books. There is a one-time rental fee to rent a textbook.

    • You do need a credit card to secure the rental, no matter how you are paying for the one-time rental fee.
    • You can write and highlight in rental books (but not excessively).
    • Rental books must be returned on or before the due date at the end of the semester.
    • Rental books cannot be returned damaged, which includes:
      • torn pages
      • broken bindings
      • fire or water damage cuts
      • missing pages
    • Books not returned or returned damaged are subject to replacement fees.
    • You do not get money back upon turning in your rentals.
  • Book Buyback

    • Book buyback is open during the last two weeks of the fall and spring semesters.
    • We cannot guarantee buyback for any specific books, as offers are subject to change.
  • Price Matching

    We will price match,, and local competitors. The item must have the same ISBN and not a peer-to-peer price. Ask a bookseller or check the bookstore website for more information.

  • Faculty

    Select Books for Your Course Sections, Share What You Learn

    We can cater to any needs you may have and will be more than happy to assist you in selection of your textbooks, school supplies, reference books, and other items for your sections. Barnes & Noble College Faculty Enlight is your source for researching, adopting, and sharing insights about textbooks and course materials.