Barnes & Noble College Bookstore
Barnes & Noble College Bookstore serves the HGTC community with the following items and services:
- Required Textbooks and Materials
- New, Used, Rentals or e-Textbooks
In-store books are arranged alphabetically by subjects, then numerically by course numbers. Course cards contain the course numbers and are located directly below textbooks.
During registration for classes, you may view or order your books online at the Bookstore website at www.hortec.bncollege.com provided the Bookstore has received an instructor book request for your class. Credit card prepayment is required.
Bookstore Website: www.hortec.bncollege.com
The bookstore website offers a variety of options for your classes, other services, and products. When checking options for your classes, pay close attention to the required, package components recommended, and bookstore recommended options. If you’d like your orders shipped, this option is in your cart, prior to checkout. If you are paying for expedited shipping, this does not expedite the processing of your order, this only tells UPS what to do with the package once it is in their hands. Online orders are processed during business hours.
A full line of supplies, including paper, pens, pencils, binders, notebooks and any other supplies required or recommended for courses, is offered by the Bookstore.
Students are expected to pay for books and supplies when purchased. Payments may be made by cash, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, Bookstore credit (financial aid) when active, or provider voucher.
Financial Aid payment is generally accepted one week prior to the first day of classes through the first week of classes. Students are required to present their HGTC picture ID to charge books to their bookstore credit. If using Bookstore credit online at www.hortec.bncollege.com, at checkout, do NOT include the H as part of your student ID. This will cause a payment failure and your order to be cancelled.
Bookstore Refunds and Exchanges
With a receipt, a full refund will be given during the first week of classes, provided the book is still in saleable condition and any access codes have not been scratched off or exposed. A full refund will be given with a receipt, up to thirty days after the beginning of classes, only with proof of class schedule change or if the return occurs within two days of the date of the receipt. Books must be in saleable condition. Items which include codes are not returnable once the code has been opened or unsealed.
All merchandise other than textbooks may be returned, with a receipt, within 30 days. All merchandise must be in its original condition.
Exceptions: No refunds are made on custom course materials, kits, tools, trade books, or laptops unless defective within 14 days.
Textbook buyback is available during business hours throughout the year except when bookstore credit is open at the beginning of the semester and the three weeks following.
To sell books to the Bookstore, a student must present their own HGTC picture ID card. Prices are variable:
Top value (generally 50% of the retail price of the book) is paid when:
- Book is adopted for a succeeding semester;
- Book is in good re-saleable condition; and,
- Books are not already overstocked.
• Prices for books not being used at HGTC or have uncertain future use at HGTC are established by reputable national used book wholesalers.
- Old editions;
- Manuals and exercise books which are marked;
- Books in poor condition; and,
- In many cases, books sold with codes where the code has been opened may have little or no value.
Bookstore Locations/Hours/Contact Information
Conway Campus: Building 200, Phone: 843-349-5220
Monday-Thursday 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grand Strand Campus: Bldg. 300, Phone: 843-477-2089
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Georgetown Campus: Bldg. 100, Phone: 843-520-1472
Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hours are subject to change during school breaks. During these breaks, please call the bookstore location for the most up-to-date business hours.