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TruitionSM bookstore

The TruitionSM Textbook Program covers the following types of courses:

  • Online (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Nationwide Locations (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Evening Campus

No action is needed to obtain the books required for these courses. Columbia College will order your books approximately two weeks prior to the start of each session, or as soon as you register thereafter.

If a course uses physical materials, those materials will be sent to the Shipping Address shown on your User Profile.

If a course uses an eText, the book will be available directly in Desire2Learn (D2L) and through the VitalSource eText reader the Friday before the session begins, or one day after subsequent registrations.

For information on optional and recommended course materials that might be available for purchase, please consult your course syllabi. Optional eTexts are available for purchase directly from

If you have problems accessing or using the VitalSource eText reader, please contact VitalSource at, (855) 200-4146.

Barnes & Noble College Bookstore

If you are an undergraduate student taking classes at our residential campus in Columbia, or are taking Nursing courses at the Lake of the Ozarks location, Barnes & Nobel College is your bookstore.

You’ll find us in the lower level of the Atkins- Holman Student Commons, or online.

You’ll also find all the essentials, including:

  • New and used textbooks — rent or buy
  • Laptops and calculators
  • Clothing, snacks and school supplies

Student looking at merchandise in campus bookstore

Gear up, no matter where you are

All students can check out the bookstore’s campus shop. It’s a great place to load up on:

  • Tees, hoodies and athletic gear
  • Unique gifts
  • And more
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