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ECU Dowdy Student Stores offers students several convenient ways to purchase or rent their textbooks.

1) Walk In Purchasing & Rentals:

Students can come to the Dowdy Student Stores located in the Wright Building on East Carolina University's main campus to purchase or rent their textbooks directly.

We accept cash, check, credit card, and Bookstore Accounts (financial aid or other funds tied to your ECU 1 Card) for in-store transactions.  Money-saving coupon available for in-store purchases.

2) Online Textbook Ordering (purchase or rental)

Students can order textbooks online with the option to ship books or pick them up on campus.  Please note that purchases and rentals are handled and shipped separately when ordering online. Please allow 3 days processing for pick-up-in-store book purchases.  Online rental orders typically take 7 days unless expedited shipping is selected; after classes start it is recommended that book rentals be handled in-store.

• Distance Education Students

Distance Education Students can select their desired textbooks, pay online, and have their books delivered, by ordering through Dowdy Student Stores online store,

• For all orders, please allow at least 3 full business days for order processing.
  • Purchased or rented used books may or may not come with access codes.

Download our Textbook Options brochure for information about all of the above, and answers to frequently asked questions:

Download our Textbook Options Brochure  


Buy your books online and we'll pack them for pick-up.  Please allow 3 days for processing.

Owned & operated by East Carolina University, our profits are returned to scholarships and campus programs. When you shop with Dowdy Students Stores, you are helping to support ECU students.