students in bookstoreStudents may purchase most textbooks, supplies, instruments, and materials from the bookstore on campus or online (financial aid vouchers cannot be used online). The cost of books and supplies varies with each program. However, most full-time students should anticipate spending approximately $350 to $700 each semester. Students should attend each class at least once before purchasing texts and materials.

The bookstore is located in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center on the Main Campus. The phone number is 919-536-7201, ext. 1034, and the email address is

Online ordering of textbooks. No lines and you have the option to pick up your books at the bookstore or have them shipped to your home or office. Learn more about the convenience of online ordering. Please note: Financial aid vouchers cannot be used online.

Save money by renting your textbooks! Learn more at

Bookstore Summer Hours

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–noon

August Hours

Financial aid and Voucher charge dates: August 10–27
Last day for refunds: August 27

August 10 – 13: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
August 14: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
August 17: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
August 18: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
August 19: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
August 20: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
August 21: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
August 22: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
August 24 – 27: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
August 28 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Normal Bookstore Fall/Spring Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Buyback Hours

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 9:30 a.m. –3 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: Closed

Buyback closed August 7 – September 1


Students may order textbooks using, and students taking classes at NDC or in Orange County will receive FREE shipping.

Used or new books are available online via easy, secure, credit card ordering. Exchanges or refunds are available at the bookstore. Books can be picked up at the bookstore or can be packed and shipped from your local bookstore for fast delivery to your home or office. Books ordered for off-site classes are shipped free to the student's address.

Directions for Ordering Durham Tech Textbooks Online:

  • Go to College Books from
  • Choose North Carolina under the U.S. College and Universities drop down menu, then select Durham Tech.
  • Select "Textbook and Course Materials" then choose your course from the drop down menus.

You now have the option to rent textbooks! Questions? Read the frequently asked questions about renting textbooks

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