Textbooks and Supplies

COVID-19 Update

To ensure the continued health and well-being of our students and employees, the Barnes & Noble Bookstores remain temporarily closed until further notice. Barnes & Noble will continue to accept online orders for delivery. To access the online bookstore, visit: https://austin.bncollege.com/shop/acc-virtual/home

You are responsible for purchasing required textbooks and supplies. The cost varies from semester to semester and from one program of study to another. Books and supplies are available from the ACC Bookstore as well as other outlets.

Buying textbooks

The ACC Bookstore is managed by Barnes & Noble, with locations at a few campuses and online. Each offers a wide selection of textbooks in new, used, rental, and e-book format.

Distance learning students

If your class holds on-campus orientation, you can find your textbook at that campus bookstore. The Highland Campus bookstore stocks textbooks for Distance Learning classes that meet online only.

Alternative retailers

A student of this institution is not obligated to buy or rent a textbook from a college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Buy-back services

Ask your bookstore about specific buy back policies. Generally, you can sell your textbook back at the end of the semester if it is in good condition and still required for ACC coursework.

Textbook returns

A full refund on textbooks often is limited to the first week of class and requires proof of course withdrawal and the original receipt. Check your bookstore for details.

View HB 1096 at Texas Legislature Online.

Continue on to the Austin Community College District Barne's and Noble textbook website »

There are a few ways to view required and recommended textbooks for your classes. NOTE: Contact the instructional program if textbook information is not available for your class.

View Required & Recommended Textbooks

Course Schedule

Click on the Textbooks link to the right of the course name in the course schedule.


View your required textbooks after you register. 

ACC Bookstore   

Go to the online ACC Bookstore to create a customized textbook list using your course information.