The HCC College Store (formerly know as the bookstore) has relocated to Donahue 154 while the Campus Center is being renovated. Our phone number is 413.552.2521. In order to better serve our students, HCC has moved to online-only book purchasing. For Summer and Fall 2017, textbooks can be ordered online with our partner MBSDirect. You can use approved Book Advances in the online MBSDirect store.
We are still your place to shop for tech accessories, software, and hardware such as laptops, HCC branded apparel, convenience products including healthy snacks and gluten-free choices, backpacks, art supplies, calculators, flash drives, and many other supplies.
Summer book orders can continue to be placed through the first week of August. The book advance charging period for summer has ended, so Mastercard, Visa, debit, Discover, Paypal, or American Express are needed to complete a transaction.
Fall book ordering will open on July 17 here for ordering with credit cards, and general viewing of course content info. The fall book advance charging period will be open August 14 through September 22.
For all fall orders placed within the continental United States, HCC students will receive a flat shipping rate of $7.95 per order. This is for UPS delivery (a P.O. box cannot be used). Any order placed before 12 noon will typically arrive in four business days.
Orders can be shipped to a student's home, or to the college using the following address:
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Please go to Frost 225 in Office Services on the estimated delivery date for pick-up.
Students may still use their book advance in the College Store to purchase supplies that are necessary for academic use. You can use an approved book advance in the online MBSDirect store as well. You will need your course ID with section number, your HCC ID, and a book advance ID to place an online order for textbooks. You will receive the book advance ID in your HCC email account from MBSDirect. If you have difficulty locating the book advance ID, please come into the College Store in Donahue 154 for assistance.
Books can be sold anytime on the MBSDirect website by clicking on menu, then clicking on "Sell Your Textbooks." You will receive a free shipping label if you choose to sell your books. The next on campus buyback will be held during final exams in December at the College Store.
|July 31 – Aug. 4||Monday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Aug. 7 – Aug. 11||Monday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Aug. 14 – Aug. 18||Monday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Aug. 21 – Aug. 25||Monday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Aug. 28 – Aug. 31||Monday – Thursday||8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Sept. 1||Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 2||Saturday||9 a.m. – 12 noon|
|Sept. 4||Monday||Closed (holiday)|
|Sept. 5 – 7||Tuesday – Thursday||8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 8||Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Sept. 9||Saturday||9 a.m. – 12 noon|
|Sept. 11 – 14||Monday – Thursday||8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Sept. 15||Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Sept. 18 – 19||Monday – Tuesday||8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Sept. 20 – 22||Wednesday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
Between September 25 and December 15, the College Store is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
College Store Hours
Except on holidays, hours are:
|Feb 13 - May 12||Monday-Friday||8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|May 15 – 18||Monday – Thursday||8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|May 19||Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|May 22 – 26||Monday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|May 29||Monday (Memorial Day)||Closed|
|May 30 – June 1||Tuesday – Thursday||8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|June 2||Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|June 5 – 8||Monday – Thursday||8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|June 9||Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|June 12 – 13||Monday – Tuesday||8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.|
|June 14 – 16||Wednesday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|June 19 – 23||Monday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|June 26 – 27||Monday – Tuesday||8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|June 28 – 30||Wednesday – Friday||Closed for inventory|
|July 3||Monday||8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|July 4||Tuesday (Independence Day)||Closed|
|July 5 – 7||Wednesday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|July 10 – 11||Monday – Tuesday||8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|July 12 – 14||Wednesday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|July 17 – 21||Monday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|July 24 – 28||Monday – Friday||8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
Please note: The online bookstore (MBSDirect) opens on May 15 for summer classes. Financial aid book advances are open May 15 to June 20. Students receiving a book advance will receive an email to their HCC account with the voucher ID needed to order books online.
Students with a book advance may also use it to purchase supplies on campus in the College Store.
Students without a book advance can order from the MBSDirect site using Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, or PayPal. All students can receive assistance ordering their books online by visiting the College Store on DON 154.
The HCC Bookstore is now the HCC College Store. During the renovation of the Campus Center, we will be temporarily located in DON 154. Stop by and see us! We offer:
- Holyoke Community College imprinted gifts and apparel
- Supplies such as notebooks, pens/pencils, highlighters, binders, and paper
- Discounted software
- Computer supplies
- Gift certificates
- Graduation items-caps & gowns, diploma frames
- Cold drinks
- Postage stamps
Book Buyback takes place at the start of each semester and at the end, during final exam week. We pay up to 50% of new book price for books the store will need for the next school semester. An independent book company purchases all other textbooks for prices quoted in a buyer's guide. Some textbooks may not qualify for buyback due to new editions, textbook changes, or the expendable nature of the book. This may include workbooks, books with access codes, software or CDs, and loose-leaf books.
During non-buyback periods, feel free to use our online store.
PLEASE NOTE: Spring 2017 Book Buyback will take place in the HCC College Store's temporary location in DON 154.