College Store

HCC college store

In order to better serve our students, HCC has moved to online-only book purchasing. Effective Intersession and Spring 2017, textbooks will be ordered online through our partner, MBS Direct. The HCC Bookstore is now the HCC College Store, your place to buy pens, notebooks, sweatshirts, and other supplies. You can also find assistance with book orders and related questions.


Intersession orders can be placed beginning December 7. Spring orders can be placed beginning December 12


Students who order between January 12-26 will receive free shipping on orders of $99 or more. Want to order earlier? Between December 7 and January 11, shipping is available at the reduced cost of $4.95 for the first item and $1.50 per additional item. 


Students eligible for financial aid book advances will receive an email from MBS Direct with a book advance ID number to use for online purchases.  Students who don't have access to a computer at home can order books using one of the computers that will be available in DON 154 beginning January 3.


The College Store stocks a range of merchandise, including notebooks, pens, office supplies, art supplies, computer products, and HCC apparel, such as t-shirts and sweatshirts.


Because the Campus Center will be undergoing renovation, effective January 3, the HCC College Store will be temporarily located in DON 154.


Book buyback and rental returns for Fall 2016 will be conducted in our current location on the lower level of the Campus Center.If you have questions, concerns, or comments, please contact us at 413.552.2521. We look forward to serving you during this transition and beyond!

College Store Hours

Except on holidays, hours are:

Feb 13 - May 12    Monday-Friday   8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

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. 

Please contact us with any questions.


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

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.


Clerk IV


Donahue 156

413.552.2166 (Tel)

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