The BookStore

Your one-stop-shop for new and used books . . . and more! If you need it for class, chances are we have it. 

The BookStore (located online and across from the Commons) offers a wide selection of new and used books, SCTCC clothing, school supplies, beverages, snacks, cards, gift items, postage stamps and more.

Order books online

For your convenience, you can order your books online through the SCTCC BookStore.

Used book buy-back program

At the end of each term, you may have the opportunity to sell your used textbooks for cash. This will depend on the condition of the book, if it will be used next term by faculty, and if the BookStore needs additional stock.

Books are purchased on a first-come, first-served basis, and all you'll need is your 8-digit tech ID number. When our quantity limits are reached, you also have the option of selling your books to a wholesale used book company. Ask us for more details.

Books with water damage, torn pages, and workbooks with answers filled in with ink will not be bought back. (Pencil can be erased, and highlighting is acceptable).

Bookstore policies

Textbook refunds
To receive a full refund, textbooks must be accompanied by a dated sales receipt issued by the BookStore within the first 10 days of the start of the term. Textbooks purchased after the first 10 days of the start of the term must be returned within 48 hours and accompanied by a dated sales receipt.

To receive a full refund during Summer Session, textbooks must be returned within 5 days of the start of the term with a dated sales receipt.

Opened software is not returnable.

Personal checks
We accept checks, but only for the amount of the purchase. Checks must be complete with current address, phone number, and proper identification. No two-party checks will be accepted.

Miscellaneous refunds
Merchandise must be returned to the BookStore in salable condition with your receipt at the time a refund is requested. Final approval of a refund will be determined by the BookStore manager.

Discount Movie Passes

Students can purchase a limited number of reduced-rate movie passes for movies showing at the Parkwood Cinema theatre in Waite Park. Each movie pass is only $6.

Movie passes are subsidized by the Student Activity Fee. In order to serve as many students as possible, purchases are limited to two passes within 45 days per student.

You’ll need your Cyclone ID card to purchase the movie passes.


Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Extended hours are announced at the beginning of each term.


The BookStore
SCTCC Main Building

BookStore Manager - Aguirre Reese