The CTC Bookstore, located in the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 224) on the Central Campus, carries new and used textbooks, supplies, trade books, and general merchandise. Distance learners may purchase textbooks online. Students enrolled in traditional classroom courses taught outside of Texas may obtain further information on how to purchase textbooks from their local CTC representative.

Refund Policy, Textbooks Purchased Through the CTC Bookstore

You are responsible for checking to ensure that you have the correct book and correct edition. Check the course syllabus or contact the department or instructor to verify that you have the correct course materials.

A receipt is required to initiate a return, refund or exchange. In addition to the receipt, customers seeking a refund on items purchased with a credit or debit card must present the card used and the refund will be credited to the card. A cash refund will not be given for purchases made with a credit or debit card. All returns and exchanges are subject to the following guidelines:

Refund Grace Period

Starts on the first day of the semester or term and ends according to the schedule below:

  • 14 calendar days for 12-week and 16-week courses
  • 7 calendar days for 8-week, mini-term, or self-pace courses

Book Condition

To obtain a full refund, all items must be in their original state and/or packaging. Shrink-wrapped materials must remain sealed. Items must be clean. Items may not contain any markings or highlights.

Non-Returnable Items

No returns, refunds or exchanges are given on optional books, study guides, manuals, workbooks, or trade books. Do not purchase books unless you are certain you want them, regardless of their “required” status. No returns, refunds or exchanges will be given on supplies, spiral-bound books, modules, gifts or software.