Book buy back begins May 7

Need a quick fix of cash to help pay for gas or your books for the summer semester? OCCC book buyback will be May 7 through 12 and again on May 14.

Bookstore Director Brenda Reinke said students are encouraged to bring their books to the OCCC student bookstore from the spring semester.

“Don’t hold your books,” Reinke said. “The older books get, the less value they have.

“Students can get cash on the spot. They don’t get that when they sell online.”

Reinke said she hopes students will take advantage of the opportunity to sell back their books.

“It keeps used books on campus for other students,” she said.

“Bring in all of the books associated with that subject,” she said. “For example, English Comp I has two books. Bring both.

“Also, it’s important to know that profits from sales at this bookstore stay on campus.”

Students can take their textbooks to the window located to the left of the bookstore’s entrance, Reinke said.

“The lines are short. I doubt that students have had to wait in line for more than four or five minutes.”

Reinke said the bookstore reserves the right to determine which titles will be purchased and that prices may vary by subject.

“Let us make the decision about the condition of the books,” she said.

“Even if they are highlighted, bring them in.

She said this also is a good time for students who have rented books to return them so they aren’t charged extra.

“(Those) students don’t need to wait until the end of semester,” Reinke said.

“Students will incur a $25 fee if a rented book is not returned on time.”

Textbook buyback will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 7 ; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, May 8 through 10; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 11; 9 noon Saturday, May 12; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 14.

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