Student Life and Student Services
Viking's Cove Bookstore

Viking's Cove Bookstore, FSA, Hudson Valley Community CollegeSave Money on Textbooks

Here is some information to help save you money and time on purchasing textbooks:

  • Used books save you money. Used books sell for 25% off the new price.

  • Pre-Pack is like a virtual waiting line for used books. It’s free too!

  • Whether you submitted a pre-pack order or not, we highly recommend coming in two weeks prior to the start of classes. The lines will be much shorter than the first week of classes and if you didn’t submit a pre-pack, this is your best chance to buy any used textbooks.

  • Ask your professor in the first week if any books will be required. If not, make a return before two weeks from when classes start.

  • Sell your books back. During finals week and the first week of each semester are the best times to sell your books back for cash!

  • American Opportunity Tax Credit: textbook and other course material expenses – along with tuition and fees incurred in 2009 and 2010 not covered by scholarships or grants – may be claimed as a tax credit on that year's tax return.

  • Only need a book for one assignment? Check out the Instructional Media Center in the Marvin Library Learning Commons - they have some texts available on reserve.

  • Learn about a financial aid book waiver.