Buying Your Books

Barnes & Noble College Bookstore

SPC makes it easy for you to get the textbooks you need. You can purchase your books at bookstores located on most SPC sites or through If you applied for financial assistance by the priority deadline, you may have a book line of credit available.

The easiest way to buy your books online is through MySPC.  Once you register, you will see a button to “Buy" books. Clicking this button will automatically show you which books you need to buy.  The ISBN number of the textbooks is also available on your online class schedule. This will allow you to shop for textbooks at any bookstore.

At the end of each term, SPC bookstores will buy back most textbooks, though for much less than the original purchase price.

SPC Bookswap and other textbook sources

The SPC Book Swap is a free service to post and trade textbooks with other SPC students. You can access the Book Swap from the college home page.

Other options for buying textbooks are book rental programs, online books (ebooks), or Library Reserve Collections. You can also ask your instructor to request a complimentary copy of the textbook from publishers.

To make purchasing easier, textbook ISBN numbers will be available in MySPC 30 days before the start of classes.



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