Columbia College Bookstore


The Columbia College bookstore will make sure you have the textbooks, materials and supplies you need to succeed in your classes.

The bookstore will ensure you have the academic resources you need for you classes. 

Additionally, we have your Columbia College essentials. You can purchase supplies, apparel, laptops and gifts either online  or on campus. 

The main campus bookstore for traditional students at the Columbia campus

Starting with the Fall 2021 semester, students taking classes on the traditional campus in Columbia, Missouri, will now have access to the benefits of Truition®. This initiative eliminates course fees and provides textbooks required for your courses at no cost, potentially saving you thousands of dollars as you progress through your academic career.

By providing textbooks at no cost to you, access to the required reading material is guaranteed, which can improve your academic success. This also eliminates the need to search for the least expensive books for each of your courses.

The bookstore is also the place to get supplies, laptops, calculators, Columbia College apparel, gifts and accessories.

The bookstore is located on the main level of the Atkins-Holman Student Commons. Or shop online .

Learn more about the Truition® benefits for Day campus or contact the Enrollment Service Center with additional questions.

The CC Global bookstore For online and nationwide students

The Truition® textbook program provides materials for students taking classes online, in the evening in Columbia, Missouri, or at one of our venues nationwide. Students taking nursing courses at the Lake of the Ozarks should visit the Day Campus Bookstore .

Your books will mostly be available in an eText format. This allows you to interact with the material by taking notes and highlighting key sections directly onto the book. You can also convert an eBook into an audio file to listen to the content when it's convenient for you.

We'll order your books for you approximately two weeks prior to the session or as soon as you register thereafter. You do not need to order books or take any action to obtain books required for your courses.

If a course requires physical materials, these materials will be sent to the Shipping Address shown on your User Profile in CougarTrack. If you drop a class, you are responsible for returning physical course materials that were shipped to you. To do so, visit Ingram Returns  to generate a pre-paid return label. Materials from dropped courses must be returned within 30 days of receipt.

Electronic books will be available directly in Desire2Learn (D2L) one week before classes begin, or one day after your subsequent registration is processed. eTexts must be accessed through D2L before they will be available from the VitalSource apps on your computer or mobile device.

For information on optional and recommended course materials that might be available for purchase, please consult your course syllabus. Optional eTexts are available for purchase directly from

If you have problems accessing or using the VitalSource eText reader, please contact VitalSource at, (855) 200-4146.