Follett Higher Education Group operates a bookstore at the New Bern campus, where students may purchase textbooks, supplies, and other items. The Havelock campus students can purchase textbooks, supplies, and other items online or by visiting the New Bern campus.

The cost of textbooks and other materials varies. Students may return books for a refund within seven business days of class with their receipt. Books purchased after the first day of class, and if they are still wrapped in their original plastic wrap, may be returned within two business days from the date of the receipt. An appropriate register receipt must accompany all books returned to the bookstore. Unbound books or kits cannot be returned to the bookstore. Damaged books will not be accepted for return. Books that are used may be sold back to the bookstore, however the price will not be what the student paid for the book but will be determined by the wholesaler.

When purchasing general merchandise, students have 30 days from the date of purchase to return the item for an exchange or a different product.

Textbooks for some courses are on reserve in the library for limited use.