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Textbooks and the prices are subject to change. ISBN numbers listed may not be just the textbook, it may be a bundle or a packaged item. Use caution when purchasing those books from other sources.

The course materials page will be updated daily as we receive new orders from faculty and shipments from the publishers. The textbook information and pricing are subject to change without notice due to faculty changes, publisher upgrades, and canceled classes; therefore, we are not responsible for information used on this site for the purchase of texts from other locations. Students purchasing the materials on this site are protected under our Returns Policy.

The instructor submits their textbook order to the Bookstore indicating, author, title, edition, package contents, and any other supplements. This is solely the instructor’s decision. Used books are priced at 80% of the current new price. We get our used books from
buyback and used book wholesalers.

How to order textbooks online: Order Textbooks

  • Select current term
  • Select department you are registered for
  • Select course and section numbers
  • Add course
  • If you are registered for more courses repeat steps 1-4
  • Get course materials
  • Choose new or used, add to cart
  • When complete click on shopping cart
  • Choose order update action
  • Continue to checkout
  • Put a check mark in the box that states: I understand that by allowing the bookstore to modify my order based on my instructors' actions, the final total of my order may be increased from that being quoted at this time.
  • Continue to check out
  • First time users need to Register Here to create a profile for shopping. 
  • Create a profile for browsing and shopping. We will not sell or give your information to other parties.  Information collected is used solely for processing your order.  View the privacy policy and disclaimers for more information.
  • Fill out all spaces with an asterisk, register.
  • Continue to verify shipping address
  • Select shipping method
  • Review order summary, continue to check out.

Online orders are filled during Bookstore business hours only. Orders will be processed and shipped within three business days. The books to fill your order come from the same inventory as inside the Bookstore. If it's crowded inside, it takes us longer as well. The earlier you order, the better.

When ordering your textbooks online, if you selected used textbooks for the preference and there are no used texts available, a new book will be shipped to you and you will be charged for the new price of that textbook. The same applies if you selected new textbooks and there are only used textbooks available. If you do not want the substitution to occur, please enter your instructions in the message field on the shipping page during the checkout process. All totals are calculated using new prices, as we cannot guarantee the availability of used books.

If you choose to purchase your textbooks online with a Bookstore Charge, please fill out the Bookstore Charge Authorization form and return it to the Bookstore by email, fax, or mail. Email:  Fax number is 507-536-5630. The address is RCTC Bookstore, 851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904.  On the check out page, you will need to check "Financial Aid" as the form of payment, and enter your Student ID number in the Account Number field. Online orders using bookstore charge authorizations will end at 12:00 noon on Friday June 1st 2018 to allow for processing time.
The Bookstore can not process the online textbook order without the bookstore charge authorization form. If there are other problems with your financial aid, the online textbook order will be delayed and you might not be able to charge the textbooks.

  • Pick up at the Bookstore is now available. If you choose the pick up at store option when ordering online, please allow one to three business days for the order to be processed and we will contact you when the order is ready to be picked up.  A photo ID and the order confirmation number is required at the time of pickup.
  • If someone other than the person placing the order is going to be picking it up, please indicate that in the Comments section.
  • Books that are ready for pick-up NEED to be picked up within 2 weeks of the confirmation that the order is ready OR they will be put back on the shelves.  Your account will NOT be refunded if you fail to pick up your order.

Shipping prices are also subject to change depending on the weight of the books. Actual shipping charges are calculated from the FedEx website. All orders shipped to a Wisconsin address will be charged an additional 5% sales tax.  Shipping and Handling charges are NOT Refundable.