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Barnes & Noble is TCC’s exclusive provider of textbooks and academic materials.

Students are responsible for purchasing required textbooks and supplies, all of which are available at the TCC Bookstore. The cost of your textbooks and supplies varies from semester to semester and from one program of study to another.

Buying Textbooks

Tidewater Community College’s Bookstore is managed by Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble at TCC offers new and used textbooks for rent or purchase. In addition to traditional print textbooks, digital textbooks are also available.

You can use your financial aid to purchase textbooks and supplies either online or at the bookstore. These purchases can be made approximately 2-3 weeks before the start of the term. View the financial aid charge periods.

Bookstore Locations

All four TCC Bookstore locations will be located inside the student centers on each campus in 2023. The MacArthur Center Mall Barnes & Noble location will be moving to the Norfolk Campus Student Center (3rd Floor) and the Virginia Beach Campus bookstore will be undergoing renovation to better serve our students, but will remain open in it’s current location. Textbook pickup locations remain located inside the student centers on the Chesapeake, and Portsmouth campuses.

Online Ordering

Ready to order your textbooks or find out what you need for your courses? Complete the following steps.

Visit TCC’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore