How to buy textbooks at the Campus Bookstore or online
Buy Books Online
During certain times of the year, you can buy books online through the A-B Tech Bookstore. Go to bookstore.abtech.edu, and click "Textbook lookup," and then enter the course information. You'll be able to search by course number for the books you need.
When buying books online, you can have the books shipped to your home, or you can purchase them online and pick them up in person at the Bookstore. When having books shipped to your home, you will have the option of using one-day, two-day, or standard ground shipping methods.
On Campus Bookstore
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we strongly encourage you to order your books online. If you wish to visit the Campus Bookstore in person, there is a limit on the number of customers allowed in the store at a time.
New and used textbooks for any A-B Tech classes can be purchased in the Campus Bookstore in the Bailey Student Services Building (#5 on our campus map) located at the main Asheville campus. A limited number of books are also available for rental. Used and rental books are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The A-B Tech Bookstore hours are available on our website.
How to Find Books for Specific Classes
You can see what books are needed for your classes in a two different ways:
- Visit the Campus Bookstore in the Bailey Student Services Building.
- Go to bookstore.abtech.edu and click "Textbook Lookup," and then enter the course information. You'll be able to look up individual classes and see which books are needed.
The Bookstore accepts payments in cash, debit/credit card, and check. Books can be purchased with a personal check if you show your driver's license for a photo ID, and give your A-B Tech student ID number, street address, and phone number. During specific days of each semester, students receiving financial aid may buy books using their financial aid funds.
In order to return or exchange a textbook, you must have the receipt (no exceptions). New books must be in new and resalable condition. Defective books will be exchanged if returned within 30 days from the date of purchase. Purchases paid for by check will be refunded by cash 15 days after the date of purchase. Credit card purchases will be credited back to the account, and cash purchases will be refunded by cash.
Buy Books with Financial Aid
At specific days during the semester, students who have been awarded financial aid can use their financial aid funds to purchase books and course materials in the Campus Bookstore.