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 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. Used or damaged books will not be accepted for return.

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