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Welcome New Students & Families to
ECU & ECU Dowdy Student Stores


We know when students are starting college the information can be overwhelming. The staff of the ECU Dowdy Student Stores would like to help you in any way we can. We hope you'll find the information on this web site helpful, but always feel free to call on us with any questions you may have. If we can't help you, we'll find someone who can!

The Dowdy Student Store is located in the Wright Building in the central area of the main campus – just around the corner from the entrance to Wright Auditorium.

We're your headquarters:
  • Textbooks (Rental, Digital, New and Used) & Course Materials
  • Computers and Software at Educational Discounts
  • School and Art Supplies
  • Technology & Accessories
  • ECU Pirate imprinted Clothing and Merchandise
We also offer many services to help students save time, money, or both! Come by and see everything we have to offer at the Dowdy Student Stores.

Some of our exciting programs include TEXTBOOK RENTALS, the ability to set-up a BOOKSTORE ACCOUNT, ONLINE TEXTBOOK ORDERINGPRE-ORDERING BOOKS FOR PICK-UP MOVE-IN WEEKEND, ACADEMIC DISCOUNTS on SOFTWARE and COMPUTERS, and more!




RENTING Textbooks at ECU

You can RENT your textbooks through Dowdy Student Stores for many of your courses. When selecting your textbooks you'll see the options and pricing for each book:  rental, new and used.  This applies to shoppers both in the store, as well as online.

A agreement and credit card is required for renting textbooks. Refund / return dates are specified in the agreement and should be carefully noted.  Options are available for the length of time the book is rented, and you can even choose to keep the book at the end of the rental period if you wish.


Online Textbook Ordering

When taking classes on campus you can purchase textbooks online and have your books boxed and ready for pick-up during Fall semester move-in weekend! This is done through our convenient Online Ordering System.  This offers both convenience and time savings.

HOW ONLINE ORDERING WORKS

  1. Log in using your PirateID or Click "Find my Books" and look up each course by department, course number, and section/instructor.
  2. The textbook(s) will be displayed for the course.
  3. Decide if would like USED, NEW, or RENTAL textbooks
  4. Click the quantity to order and place them in an online shopping cart.
  5. You will see books in a "Rental Cart" or "Shopping Cart"
  6. When you are finished shopping, hit "Checkout" and complete the buying process for purchases, then click "Rental Order" or "Rental Cart" to complete your rental order.

Online orders for books PURCHASED will be charged to the student-provided credit card or bookstore account. They will be boxed, and held for pick-up on campus, or shipped to your home free of charge. For "in-store pick-up" orders placed after August 10, please allow at least 3 business days for processing.

Online orders for RENTALS are handled separately and cannot be included in the same box as your regular textbook order for pick-up during Move-in Weekend. They can, however, be held for "in-store pick-up."  For "in-store pick-up" orders placed after August 10, please allow at least 3 business days for processing.

By ordering books early, you have a greater advantage in securing less-costly USED textbooks since the supply is greater at that time.

Distance Education students can have their books shipped to a home address.

 

To order your textbooks online, visit the Dowdy Student Store Online Textbook Ordering site.



ECU ACE Initiative
Dell, Lenovo ThinkPad & Apple Computers


ECU ACE Initiative
Choosing a computer is an important and expensive decision! ECU recommends that all students have access to a computer, and certain university majors have requirements that students have a laptop meeting certain minimum specifications. Let us help you through this decision-making process by explaining what a typical student needs in a computer and how the technical support and warranty play such a critical role in your decision.
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In addition to Apple, Dell, and Lenovo, Dowdy Student Store has agreements with other manufacturers such as HP, that offer academic discounts to college students. Visit our web site for links to these ECU specific web sites to find pricing information.


General Store Information


Payment Options

Dowdy offers several convenient payment options.

  • Cash
  • Personal Check - with photo ID
  • Credit Card - with photo ID - Visa/MasterCard
  • Bookstore Account - linked to ECU 1 Card
  • Financial Aid - this is placed onto a HigherOne MasterCard by the ECU Financial Aid Office

  • An ATM is located inside Dowdy Student Stores serviced by PNC Bank.  A CashPoints ATM is located on the Student Plaza nearby.

Wright Building Store Hours for Summer:

Monday - Friday: 7:30am – 5pm


Wright Building Store Hours for Fall and Spring Semesters:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am – 6 pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm

Hours may vary and will be posted on our Store Hours page for special events, holidays, and the start of each semester.

Join our E-mail List!

Students and families are invited to join our E-mail list to keep up with news from Dowdy Student Stores.

  • Sales and Special Promotions
  • Book Buyback Dates
  • Where to find Special Coupons and Offers

Join today by clicking here and completing our simple form.


Cash Back for Your Textbooks
The BOOK BUYBACK program at the ECU Dowdy Student Store is one of the best in the country allowing students to sell back their books at the end of the semester for CASH! Not all textbooks are suitable for this program, such as those bundled packages that include a textbook, workbook, CD, and/or an Internet access code. However, the bookstore has met with faculty and identified certain textbooks that will be used again in the next term.

The best reason to sell books back ON CAMPUS is that MORE USED BOOKS STAY ON CAMPUS rather than being taken off campus and sold to other wholesalers across the country!

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