Changes during COVID-19 pandemic: 

Buy your books, bus passes and some general merchandise through the online bookstore, and enjoy free shipping through September 2. Orders placed after September 2 will be charged the normal shipping fee of $13. For shipped orders, allow seven business days. Online purchases require credit card payment (Discover, MasterCard or Visa) or financial aid book charging. If shipping does not work for you, and/or if you need in-store payment options, contact Traci Hildebrandt-Smith, or 763-424-0810, to make other arrangements.

PSEO Book Pick Up

PSEO students will need to pick up their textbooks and required supplies at the NHCC bookstore on one of the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, August 19, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 20, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 24, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 25, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Entering campus:

  • Take the COVID-19 Self-Assessment. If you are unable to take the assessment before coming to campus, you can take it on site. Click here for more information on the Self-Assessment
  • Bring the Self-Assessment email, a face covering, your class schedule (printed or eServices) and your student ID with you. If you do not have a student ID, bring a state-issued ID and your class schedule to show upon entry, and Public Safety will issue a student ID on site. A student ID is required to charge books.
  • Proceed to the bookstore located in Educational Services and show your student ID and class schedule. Computers and printers will be available for printing schedules if needed.
  • Please direct any questions to Traci Hildebrandt-Smith at 763-424-0810 or

Book Charge Service

Students who meet one of the following conditions can bring their NHCC student ID and a copy of their class schedule to the Bookstore to charge books during the scheduled book charge dates:

  • Financial aid recipients who receive an email that lists their charge eligibility for books and limited class supplies.
  • PSEO students are eligible to charge books only. PSEO funded books are the property of the State of Minnesota and must be returned by the last day of the term. If books are not returned by the deadline, a replacement fee and a registration & transcript hold is added to the student account.
  • Students with an e-Cashier payment plan for the term may charge books and limited class supplies.
  • Third Party fund recipients must have your third-party provider submit payment authorization and have your account established in the Accounting & Fees Office prior to charging.
  • Veterans who applied for veterans benefits can obtain a book charge form from the VA Certifying Official. Charges can include textbooks and limited class supplies.

Book Charge Conditions

  • Students using any charge process are responsible for all charges if for any reason they do not receive the anticipated funding.
  • Book charges are allowed only during the scheduled dates.
  • All charges are subject to the return policy.

Sell Your Books for Cash

Sell your unwanted textbooks during Book Buy Back for up to 50% of the current retail market value. At the end of each term, the Bookstore hosts a Book Buy Back event. Most, but not all, textbooks are eligible to be sold during the event.

Book Buy Back

Sell your books online at

Software and Other Purchases

  • Technology eSTORE allows students, faculty or NHCC staff to purchase software, hardware and computer accessories at an educational discount price.
  • e-Academy offers Microsoft Professional software at a discounted student price.