Get your textbooks, supplies and snacks at the WCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Visit our on-campus store on the first floor of the Student Center Building or call us at (734) 973-3594.

Important information during COVID-19 pandemic

Winter 2020 Semester

Because the WCC Barnes & Noble bookstore on campus is closed as long as the campus operates remotely, it has set up special book return policies for the end of the Winter semester.

For book rental returns, students should log into their bookstore account through MyWCC > Student Services > Student Schedule > WCC Bookstore to access a prepaid UPS shipping form that can be printed at no cost to students. Packages can be dropped at any UPS drop off point (find one near you). To help accommodate this inconvenience, the bookstore has extended its May 5 deadline to print return labels for book returns until June 1. For students planning to return their books directly to the store, this can be done when campus reopens. Replacement/non-return fees will not be incurred until the start of Fall 2020 semester on August 31.

The bookstore is unable to buy back purchased books until campus reopens. You will be notified when that occurs. Students will typically receive the best price for their books by selling them directly back to the campus bookstore. Alternatively, the bookstore is in the process of setting up a wholesale buy-back option through, a Barnes & Noble-owned online source. Watch for details coming to your email account directly from the bookstore.

Summer 2020 Semester

All book orders for Summer semester will occur online and will ship for free directly to the student address on file with the bookstore or provided at checkout. Because order fulfillment may be coming from different places, you may receive more than one shipment.

With delivery slowed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, students are strongly encouraged to order books as early as possible or to choose digital options when available.  Digital options are being added as they become available.  Numerous textbook publishers have been closed and/or are working with limited staffing during the pandemic. The college and the bookstore continue to work towards getting books and course materials to students as soon as possible. 

At this time, we estimate that standard shipping times range from three to five days after your order is processed.  Most orders are processed within 24 hours from the time the order is placed.

If you have any bookstore-related questions, the best way to reach the bookstore while on-campus operations are suspended is via email:  [email protected].  The bookstore can also be reached at  (734) 973-3594.  Bookstore staff are available to be reached at this number for limited hours while the campus operates remotely.

We understand that these are difficult and uncertain times and that can make your student experience challenging.  We are here to assist you in any way we can.  If you have any questions, and would like to speak with someone at the college, please email [email protected] or call (734) 973-3517.