Students can come to the Dowdy Student Stores located in the Wright Building on East Carolina University's main campus to purchase their books directly. We carry a large inventory of USED and new books. We also offer rental books (see below).
For in-store transactions, we accept cash, check, credit card, and Bookstore Accounts (financial aid or other funds tied to your ECU 1 Card such as Bounty Bucks).
Rental textbooks are available both in-store and online.
Students will find rental textbooks along side books for purchase on the shelves in Dowdy Student Stores in the Wright Building on ECU's main campus.
See below for online rentals.
Students can order textbooks online with the option to ship books or pick them up on campus. Please note that book purchases and book rentals are handled and shipped separately when ordering online. Rentals and most digital materials are purchased through our "Compare" site, linked from our online ordering page. Rentals and digital materials are also available for in-store shopping.
Please allow up to 3 business days processing for "pick-up in store" purchases. Please note: For materials ordered during the early-order period, your boxed books are typically picked up just prior to the start of the semester.
Online rental orders typically take 7-14 days unless expedited shipping is selected. After classes start it is recommended that book rentals be handled in-store.
When available, students can order digital books online via the "Compare" link on our online ordering web site, or in our store.
Distance Education Students can select their desired textbooks, pay online, and have their books delivered by ordering through Dowdy Student Stores online store.
Students can order textbooks online. Orders of new and used book purchases from Dowdy Student Stores have the option to ship books or pick them up in our store on campus. Please note
that book purchases and book rentals are handled and shipped separately.
Please allow up to 3 business days processing for "pick-up in store" purchases. Please note: For materials ordered from Dowdy during the early-order period, boxed books are typically picked up just prior to the start of the semester.Online rental orders, and books purchased from outside vendors can typically take 7-14 days unless expedited shipping is selected. After classes start it is recommended that book rentals and purchases be handled in-store.
Dowdy Student Stores and East Carolina University make no guaranties, returns, or refunds for materials purchased from outside vendors. Refund periods posted in our stores are for materials purchased directly from ECU Dowdy Student Stores.
Be part of the crew that supports Pirate students! Buying through Dowdy Student Stores directly benefits scholarships and student programming!