We also offer many services to help students save time, money, or both! Come by and see everything we have to offer at the Dowdy Student Stores. Some of our exciting programs include:
We also run a Health Sciences Bookstore in the Brody Building on the Health Sciences campus, and operate souvenir concessions at athletic facilities.
You can RENT your books through Dowdy Student Stores for many of your courses. When selecting your textbooks you'll see the options and pricing for each book: rental, new, used and digital.
A valid credit card is required for renting textbooks. Refund / return dates are specified and should be carefully noted.
HOW ONLINE ORDERING WORKS
By ordering books early, you have a greater advantage in securing less-costly USED textbooks since the supply is greater at that time.
Online ordering is extremely helpful for Distance Education students. Students can have their books shipped to a home address. Campus students can have books shipped out, or shipped to store when buying from Dowdy.
To order your textbooks online, visit the Dowdy Student Store Online Textbook Ordering site.
Choosing a computer is an important and expensive decision! ECU recommends that all students have access to a computer, and certain university majors have requirements that students have a laptop meeting certain minimum specifications. Let us help you through this decision-making process by explaining what a typical student needs in a computer and how the technical support and warranty play such a critical role in your decision. [view details online here]
In addition to Apple, Dell, and Lenovo, Dowdy Student Store has agreements with other manufacturers such as HP, that offer academic discounts to college students. Visit our web site for links to these ECU specific web sites to find pricing information.
Dowdy offers several convenient payment options.
A CashPoints ATM is located on the Student Plaza nearby.
Cash Back for Your Textbooks
The BOOK BUYBACK program at the ECU Dowdy Student Store is one of the best in the country allowing students to sell back their books at the end of the semester for CASH! Not all textbooks are suitable for this program, such as those bundled packages that include a textbook, workbook, CD, and/or an Internet access code. However, the bookstore has met with faculty and identified certain textbooks that will be used again in the next term. The best reason to sell books back ON CAMPUS is that MORE USED BOOKS STAY ON CAMPUS rather than being taken off campus and sold to other wholesalers across the country!
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Hours may vary and will be posted on our Store Hours page for special events, holidays, and the start of each semester.
You can feel good about shopping at Dowdy Student Stores. Because our stores are owned and managed by ECU, our profits are returned right back to campus through scholarship contributions and student programs. We are proud to be be able to support our students, and hope that you too, will take pride in this role.
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