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Q. Why are my textbooks so expensive?
A. On the average, 64.8% of the sticker price on new books go back to the publisher, mostly to cover development of the book and normal business expenses. The author gets about 11.6% in royalties. The freight company that shipped the book gets 1.2%. Which leaves the bookstore with not much left.
Q. Do I have to buy my books at the college bookstore?
A. No, unless your books are special editions.
Q. What are my options for payment?
A. Cash, check, debit card, or charge.
Q. What about buying used books?
A. This option is open if used books are available for the required edition.
Q. Do you rent books? How does it work?
A. Yes, Textbooks are rented and must be returned the last day of finals by 3:00 for the current semester. A copy of the rules and regulations of the Rental Program is provided on your books via Yellow Stickers. A $50 per book late fee will be charged to your account on the first day the textbook is late. On the second day, the late fee plus the replacement cost of the book will be charged to your account. AFTER a TOTAL of TEN (10) DAYS, the REPLACEMENT COST WILL NOT BE REFUNDED for returned books.
Q. How long do I have from the beginning of classes until I can no longer get a full refund for my books?
A. 10 days from the start of class.
Q. When is the best time to buy my textbooks?
A. The best time to purchase textbooks is two weeks before the semester starts.
Q. How do I know what books I need?
A. Once you have registered, and enrolled into classes you will receive your student ID #. You will then go to the NCCC Home page and click tab Inside NC, once open you will need to login on this page to receive your personal information. Then on the left hand side of the page it will say my course schedule, click on this and it will populate your semester classes.
Q. Can I return my textbooks?
A. Yes, at buyback time non-rental books can be returned for monies depending on our MBS warehouse buyback needs.
Q. What products and services do you offer?
A. We offer Concessions, Clothing, Books, Nursing Accessories, and NCCC specialty merchandise. Our services include stamps & shipping and handling.
Q. Can I place my books on hold/reserve and pick them up later?
A. Yes, books must be picked up or shipped within five (5) days of the order date or books will be returned to shelf.

NCCC Bookstore
800 West 14th Street
Chanute, KS 66720
800-729-6222 (KS Only)