The Textbook Depot, located in the lower level of the Kopp Student Center, offers all materials required for class, including new and used textbooks and textbook rentals. All other school supplies (notebooks, pens, binders, etc.) can be purchased in the Campus Store, located on the upper level of the Kopp Student Center.
All textbooks (including optional titles) are returnable only until the end of the second week of classes. Textbooks may only be returned if they have not been removed from their original shrink-wrap and are accompanied by the original sales receipt.
Books purchased for classes that meet for two weeks or less are only returnable within two days of purchase.
Students buying their textbooks in person must bring a book list which can be printed from the bookstore website and a photo ID. Payment options include financial aid, payment plan, agency accounts, check, cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Students can purchase their textbooks online at the college bookstore website and can pick them up in the Textbook Depot area or have them shipped via UPS for a delivery fee. Students will receive a confirmation email when their order is received, and then a second email (usually within two business days of their order) when their web order is ready to be picked up or to be shipped. Students must present a photo ID to obtain their books.
Digital Access Courses and Fees
Some Normandale Community College courses use digital access materials (electronic books and materials) in lieu of textbooks. The fees for digital access materials are billed, along with tuition and other fees, directly to the student's Normandale account, reflected as an "e-Textbook Fee". Courses using digital access materials are clearly marked in eServices, and the fees are posted in the course notes. Digital access charges are considerably lower than traditional textbook costs.