NVCC's Bookstore at-a-glance
NVCC Bookstore Hours
Waterbury Fall 2022 Regular Hours
Subject to change without notice
- Monday - Thursday:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Spring 2023 extended hours
- Tuesday to Friday 1/17/2023-1/20/2023 9:00am-5:00pm
- 1/20/2023 classes start
- Saturday 1/21/2023 9:00am-1:00pm
- Monday to Thursday 1/23/2023 -1/26/2023 9:00am-5:00pm
- Friday and Saturday 1/27/2023-1/28/2023 9:00am-1:00pm
- Monday and Tuesday 1/30/2023-1/31/2023 9:00am-5:00pm
We are located in the Student Center building in Room S300.
- Contact the bookstore at 203-575-8137 for special accommodations.
Get in Touch
- Call Us:
Robin Abramovich, Manager:
Front Desk: 203-575-8137
- Fax Us: 203-596-8742
About the Bookstore
You can now rent selected textbooks with saving of over 50% over the cost of a new text. Pre-register at efollett.com to expedite checkout at the registers.
If you find an identical in-stock textbook for rent or purchase priced lower elsewhere, tell us. We'll match it, right at the register. (Restrictions apply. See store for details)
Buying your textbooks
All NVCC textbooks may be purchased at the George D. Yonan Memorial Bookstore, located on the plaza level of the Student Center building in Room S300. The bookstore also carries a variety of course supplies and New York Times Bestsellers, clothing, backpacks, glassware and gift items.
Did you know that selected titles are available digitally? Visit Brytwave to see if your books are.
Bookstore Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Bookstore is operated by Follett Higher Education Group.
- Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (card holder must be present)
- personal check with a picture identification
- gift cards purchased at the Bookstore
Yes, as long as proper I.D. is presented.
Students who are covered by financial aid are allowed to charge their textbooks and supplies. Other agency programs will be allowed to charge textbooks (supplies when authorized) after approval from the Cashiers’ Office. A valid State ID or School ID with a picture will be required. You may also use your financial aid to order course materials and supplies on line.
Books are returnable for refund or exchange during the first week of classes only. New book returns must be in original packaging and must not be written in, damaged, or marked in any way. Refunds will be credited to the media purchases were made on. Credit to credit card purchases may take 2-3 days for processing. ALL RETURNS AND EXCHANGES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SALES RECEIPT. No exceptions will be made. Summer session books are returnable during the first week of classes only. School supplies & electronic merchandise (Calculators, Recorders, USB Drives) are not returnable unless the item is defective. Defective supplies & merchandise will be replaced but not refunded. A cash register receipt must accompany all defective items. Clothing is returnable within 10 days of purchase with cash register receipt and all tags attached.
The textbooks for your courses are chosen by your professors or their related department/division.
The Bookstore offers a buyback at the end of every semester, typically around the week of Final Exams. Dates are posted on the bookmark that accompanies your receipt. Signs are also posted on the bulletin boards and TV monitors as well our website. However, the bookstore buys books back daily during normal operating hours.
Textbooks will not always be ready at the same time that registration starts. Books need to be ordered, shipped & received. This is a time consuming process that involves receiving orders from the faculty, verifying correct title information, and availability.
While textbooks are typically the least expensive part of your education many students do not understand the high prices of textbooks. Publishers often offer supplemental materials bundled with your text (CD-ROMs, Study Guides & Online Tools) which can increase the price of textbooks. Publishers report these materials are developed in response to instructors’ demand for them. The Bookstore sells bundled textbooks only when required for your course.
Yes, the Bookstore sells used textbooks when available. Used textbooks can provide you with savings when compared to a new textbook. Used textbooks are labeled used and are available on a first come first serve basis.
On average we suggest a student taking four courses budget $600 per semester for books and course materials.