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Campus Bookstore

Your Source for Rental, Digital, and Used Books!

The ECTC Campus Bookstore is operated by Barnes & Noble College and provides our students with a great selection of rental, digital, and used textbooks.  In addition to textbooks you will also find they provide many of your student supply needs right here on campus, such as:

  • Laptops, printers, and accessories
  • ECTC school spirit apparel and gifts
  • School supplies
  • Gift cards
  • and Grab-and-Go convenience items or drinks

About Textbook Rentals

Renting textbooks is the best way to save money. You must have a credit card on file to rent, but you can pay for the books with any other form of tender. The last day to return rental books is the Monday following finals week each semester. Rental books must be returned by this deadline or a replacement fee will be charged to the card you have on file. If returning to the bookstore is not convenient, you may also ship the books to us with a prepaid UPS label.

Purchasing Textbooks Online

You may view and purchase a complete list of required course material 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online at the following websites:

Bookstore Charge Dates

If purchasing books in the ECTC Campus Bookstore, charge dates for Student Financial Aid (SFA) purchases begins 10 days prior to the start of class. Your SFA can be used in the Bookstore or online at the KCTCS Distance Learning site to purchase your textbooks. Additionally, SFA can be used to purchase any other items in the Bookstore, including laptops, printers, book bags, clothing, supplies and more. 

You do not need a paper voucher to charge books IF you have a Financial Aid Release (FAR) form on file and your aid is complete. You can check your Student Self-Service to view awards, schedule and bill for tuition. If your aid amount is larger than your tuition amount AND you have a FAR on file with the Financial Aid Office, you are eligible to charge books. You will receive a 'B&N Notification' in you KCTCS Email confirming your aid is not available in the Bookstore. 

  • If you are interested in purchasing your books ONLINE through the ECTC Campus Bookstore website, you can order before SFA opens. Your books can be mailed to your or you can select FREE in store pickup. 
  • If you are interested in using SFA or a third party vendor IN STORE, you will need an official copy of your schedule and a photo ID.

The Bookstore also accepts personal check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Paypal, and American Express.

Hours of Operation

Regular Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Your Bookstore is open extended and weekend hours before and during the first week of classes. Please access the bookstore web page to view our hours and for more information.

Need some extra cash?

You can sell back your textbooks to the ECTC Campus Bookstore year-round. The best time to sell your textbooks is during finals week of each semester, when demand for the textbooks is the highest. You must provide a photo ID when selling back textbooks.

Now Hiring

During peak Bookstore periods, the Bookstore hires temporary help. Would you like to be part of the fun and get paid? Meet new people, help your fellow students find their books and be a part of the ECTC Bookstore Barnes and Noble Team. It’s a great way to build your resume’! We will work around your schedule, and you get a discount on your textbooks and other selected merchandise. 

Contact Information

KCTCS/Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Barnes & Noble College
Michael Gessner, Store Manager
RPC 1st Floor Room 128
610 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-8731

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