Textbooks

POLICY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Adopted: 
Tuesday, February 12, 1985
Revision Number: 
4
Revision Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Reference: 
Educational Programs
Policy: 

Pearl River Community College shall offer textbooks for purchase, as well as school supplies and merchandise for sale.

Procedure: 

Pearl River Community College shall offer textbooks for purchase, as well as school supplies and merchandise.
 
Supply Store: The PRCC Supply Stores offer a complete selection of school supplies. Students with an excess credit balance on their student account may be allowed to charge purchases; certain restrictions may apply. Students with a credit balance of scholarship funds or other non-refundable types of financial aid may charge to their account until one week prior to final exams during the fall and spring terms; certain restrictions may apply.

Textbook Store: The PRCC Textbook Store, located on the first floor of Crosby Hall on the Poplarville Campus, offers a full range of required and supplemental texts.

Bookstore (Forrest County Center): The PRCC Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Allied Health Center.

Purchase Books: The bookstore will offer new textbooks for purchase and used textbooks for purchase when available. Nebraska Book Company will conduct a Book Buy Back at the end of each semester.

Online Textbooks: Students enrolled in online courses can purchase their textbooks from the PRCC Bookstore.  Students may choose to order textbooks via the PRCC Virtual Bookstore and have them shipped directly to them. All online textbook orders must be prepaid at the time they place their order.  We accept financial aid and major credit cards.  Students may also come to campus to make textbook purchases. Students enrolled in online courses that originate from another community college may place a special order for textbooks not stocked by the PRCC Bookstore.  They can do so by completing an Online Textbook Order form.  The completed order form can then be faxed to the Bookstore at 601-403-1366, or emailed.  All online textbooks ordered from either the community college where it originated or from the publisher cannot be returned for credit or refund.   Students must bring a copy of their “Student Profile” into the textbook store when purchasing the textbook or fax a copy with orders being placed.  All orders for online textbooks from other community colleges or direct from the publisher must be placed 7-10 business days prior to the start of online classes or risk a delay in receiving their order in a timely manner.  The textbook store cannot be held responsible for orders that are delayed due to back orders or lost in shipping, etc., or when placed later than 10 days prior to the start of classes.

Virtual Bookstore:  Students may now order their required textbooks online at www.bookstore.prcc.edu with the use of financial aid or a major credit card. Students may go to the Bookstore website to find a complete listing of textbooks required by course/term.

Payments: Cash, Visa and MasterCard accepted. Financial aid accepted with proper student identification. Personal checks honored if imprinted with required information.

Bookstore hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; summer hours, June & July, are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  For more information students may contact the textbook store at the following:

                                                Poplarville Campus – 601-403-1368
                                                Hattiesburg Campus – 601-545-5501

Merchandise/Textbook Refund: Merchandise and/or textbooks must be in new condition and must be returned within 10 calendar days from the original date of purchase. To obtain a full refund on merchandise or textbooks:

  • You must have your original cash register receipt or white copy of charge voucher. New books must be in new condition (no markings, erasures, white-out, soiled spots, bent or frayed edges, etc.). Price sticker and/or tags must be on textbooks and merchandise. All items sold in shrink wrap must be returned sealed in the original shrink wrap. Any defective item must be returned within 30 days of original purchase date. After 30 days, customers must contact the manufacturer directly for warranty information. Contact Bookstore for instructions concerning electronics, laptops, tablets and headphones.

Textbooks Changes: Exceptions to policy must have a waiver approved by the appropriate Vice President and the President. Changes to purchase textbooks will be restricted to a full four-semester time frame. Purchase books should be used at least four full semesters prior to any change. These requests must be coordinated with the Bookstore Manager and the respective department chair. Recommendations for textbook changes should be made to the Bookstore Manager by the department chairperson. All textbook adoptions must be approved by the respective department chair prior to being purchased by the Bookstore for purchase by students. Textbook data forms must be submitted to the Bookstore Manager for each course being offered.

  • In order to maintain an adequate inventory of textbooks, textbook data forms must be submitted to the Bookstore Manager by:

                                         February 1: Textbooks required for Fall and Summer Semesters

                                         October 1: Textbooks required for Spring Semester

Payments: Personal checks must be imprinted with current address, phone number, driver’s license number, and Student ID number will be required at time of check out. VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Students may also use financial aid (bookstore charge vouchers) to charge purchases when available. PRCC ID or driver’s license MUST be presented (except cash payments).