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Welcome to the MSC Bookstore Website!

Congratulations on enrolling for your class(es) at Murray State College! Your next step will be to purchase your textbooks and course materials. Your MSC Bookstore has everything you will need for your classes as required by your instructors. We will have books and materials ready for purchase starting approximately 2 weeks prior to the first day of class. You can visit us on campus, purchase your books at Murray on Main in Ardmore, or you can order your books online and have your books either delivered to your home or arrange to pick them up at one of our locations.

Your MSC Bookstore is open year round and is an excellent place to stop by for last minute supplies. We have an ever changing variety of logo clothing and gift items at very reasonable prices. All this and a super friendly staff dedicated to helping you succeed here at Murray State College!

Ordering Textbooks

Federal regulations require all colleges and universities to post a listing of all class materials at the time registration opens. The idea is to give the student a clear picture of all costs associated with each class. Unfortunately, many things can change between the time the class is listed and the first day of class. The teachers could be reassigned, the publishers could come out with new editions or new packages or the class could be cancelled. The MSC Bookstore works very closely with the faculty and the publishers to keep this listing as accurate as possible. However, we strongly suggest you do not purchase any course materials until at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.

Understanding the textbook listing can be confusing! Bundles are course materials chosen by your instructor and packaged together by the publisher for an up front savings for the student. You only need to order the bundle. It will have all the components in it. The only time you would order a bundle component is if you already have other parts of that bundle. Should you be interested in ordering one or more of the components, you will need to contact the MSC Bookstore for special ordering. This could take one to two weeks for delivery.

We suggest you do not order any item listed as optional until you have contacted your instructor. Remember, optional items have the same one week return policy as required textbooks.

Dropped or Cancelled Classes

Should your class be cancelled or you decide to drop your class, you will have until the end of the day on the final day of the drop period to return your textbook for a full refund as long as you have your MSC receipt and your drop slip and the book is in the same condition as when it was sold. Once access codes have been opened or scratched off they cannot be returned for any credit or refund. If you miss this return date, you will need to wait until buyback at the end of the semester to sell your book.


During the week of final exams for every semester we conduct a book "Buyback". This is when we buy your used textbooks if we need them for the following semester. You do not need a receipt for buyback but you will need a student ID or a valid photo ID. If we do not need the book for the next semester, a wholesaler is working with us to purchase your book if it has wholesale value. It is your choice to sell your book at the offered price at buyback or to keep your book as long as you purchased it.

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