Vaccinations and Testing

Due to City of Philadelphia mandates, all students, faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15, 2021. Individuals will be subject to regular testing until they are fully vaccinated (two weeks after their final shot), including those with approved exemptions. Please see our College COVID-19 Updates for more information.


Vaccination Card or Negative COVID test will be required to pick up online orders or enter the bookstore.

Bookstore Update—DECEMBER 2021

Adjusted Bookstore Hours

The Main Campus Bookstore will be available for Fall semester purchases by walk-in/in-store purchases and by using our website.

Our hours of operations during this time are as follows: Week of November 1, 2021

  • Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Saturday/Sunday and Public Holidays: CLOSED

Northeast Regional Center:

Closed until December 6, 2021. 

Our hours of operations beginning December 7, 2021;

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Northwest Regional Center: CLOSED

*Course Materials for the NWRC are available at the Main Campus bookstore and online orders can be picked up at either the Main or NERC locations.*

The preferred and highly recommended method of ordering your course materials and related supplies is by placing orders through the Bookstore website, and having them shipped to you. There will be a limited number of students allowed in the Bookstore at one time. If you can have your materials shipped to you, please do so and allow in-store purchasing for those who cannot.

Items being shipped, USPS, UPS and Fedex are experiencing extreme delays due to COVID-19. Deliveries may take much longer than normal to arrive. The Bookstore is not responsible for lost/stolen packages. In-store pick-up will not be available.

Please keep in mind when visiting the Bookstore:

  • Masks must be worn at all times, covering the nose and mouth completely. If you fail to do so, you will be asked to leave the Bookstore.
  • Please follow social distancing guidelines. Aisles are marked with directional areas and register areas/waiting lines are clearly marked for your convenience.

For all inquiries regarding the bookstore, please call 215-751-8152 or email

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  • Main Campus (Pavilion Building), Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers have full-service bookstores.
  • Online Learning textbooks and course materials are only sold at the Main Campus bookstore

Textbooks and course materials are sold at the bookstore location where the related class is taught. 

Shop Online

You can shop online anytime. Online orders are available for pickup 72 business hours after the order is placed. Students can order textbooks online at the beginning of each semester. Online textbook orders are available for pick up at the bookstore location where the class is taught; online textbook orders for classes taught at the West Regional Center or through online learning are available for pick up only at the Main Campus bookstore. 

Shop online

Renting Textbooks

The bookstore rents publisher-approved rental textbooks at less than 50% of the retail price. The list of available rental textbooks is subject to change.

Please be aware of the following rental conditions:

  • You can rent textbooks in-store or online using cash, credit card or Financial Aid Bookstore Credit as appropriate. In addition to making your rental payment, you must provide a valid credit card number which will remain securely on file for future rental transactions.
  • You can neatly highlight and mark in a rental textbook as long as it remains in sellable condition.
  • If you decide to purchase your rental textbook, you must do so during the first two weeks of classes to avoid additional fees.
  • You must return all rental textbooks, either in person or by mail (insured shipping is recommended) to the bookstore location from which you rented by the last day of exams in order to avoid replacement fees.
  • If you decide to purchase the rental textbook after the first two weeks of classes or if you do not return the rental textbook by the last day of exams, your credit card will be charged for 75% of the new book price plus a 7.5% processing fee.

Financial Aid Bookstore Credit

Financial Aid Bookstore Credit is available for qualified students. Bookstore Credit must be active before being used as payment for purchases in the bookstore or online. To learn how to check your Financial Aid Bookstore Credit status, visit the Financial Aid website.

Students making purchases with Bookstore Credit in the bookstore must present their Lion Card for identification purposes. Students picking up online orders paid with Bookstore Credit must also present their Lion Card for identification.

Winter 2022 Date Day Access
First Day to use Credit 12/6/2021 Monday Opt-Out Date: 12/24/2021
Last Day to use Credit 12/22/2021 Wednesday Census: 12/24/2021

Spring 2022 - 15A  Date Day Access Spring 2022-7A
First Day to use Credit 1/4/2022 Tuesday Opt-Out Date: 2/7/2022 Opt-Out Date: 1/25/2022
Last Day to use Credit 2/7/2022 Monday Census: 2/7/2022 Census: 1/25/2022
Spring 2022- 10A       Spring 2022 7B
First Day to use Credit 2/10/2022 Thursday Opt-Out Date: 3/2/2022 Opt-Out Date: 3/21/2022
Last Day to use Credit 2/18/2022 Friday Census: 3/2/2022 Census: 3/21/2022

Online Learning Course Materials

Textbooks and supplies for online learning classes are sold only at the Main Campus bookstore. Students purchasing online learning course materials online with Financial Aid Bookstore Credit or a personal credit/debit card can opt for a shipping fee and have their order delivered to their residence.

About Community College of Philadelphia's Main Campus Bookstore 

Community College of Philadelphia's bookstore is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local Philadelphia community – offering products and services both in-store and online at Community College of Philadelphia's Main Campus Bookstore is located on 17th Street, between Spring Garden and Callowhill, in the Pavilion Building.

About Follett Corporation |

Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of educational materials, digital content, eCommerce, and multi-media for libraries, schools and institutions. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools, and more than 2,700 physical locations, and campus eCommerce platforms in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library markets.

From computers and computer supplies, National College Bestsellers, backpacks, spirit apparel and giftware, the College bookstores offer much more than textbooks, course materials and school supplies.