You may always get details from the College’s Bookstore. This page answers some of students’ most common questions on purchasing books.

 

I have a Pell grant to buy books. What do I do?

Pell grant funds are placed in an account under your name and student ID at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on campus.

  • The dates funds are available are listed in the college calendar at polk.edu.
  • To purchase textbooks with Pell funds, you must have a photo ID with your name on it.
  • Then charging periods open, bring your course schedule to the bookstore.

Can I use my parent’s credit card at the bookstore?

No, the person signing the credit card receipt must be the person named on the card.

What forms of payment are accepted?

  • All major credit and debit cards are accepted.
  • Personal checks are accepted with photo ID.
  • The BankMobile card is accepted after the financial aid funds have been released to the card. You will receive an e-mail from Polk State when these funds are released.
  • Barnes & Noble gift cards.

Do I need my schedule to buy or sell back books?

  •  Yes, bring your schedule with you to buy books. The reference number of your class is important as different professors may use different texts.
  • To sell books back, all you need is a campus issued student ID or valid state-issued ID.

 

Will the bookstore buy my books back after the term?

  • We buy your books back no matter where you bought them! Sell your books back to the bookstore at the end of the term and get up to 50% cash back!

 

Can I buy my textbooks online?

  • Financial aid covers the purchase of books online at polk.bncollege.com.
  • Books can be shipped to your home or picked up at the bookstore.

 

I changed classes and already bought books for the classes I dropped. Can I get a refund?

  • A full refund will be given in your original form of payment if textbooks are returned during the first week of class with the original receipt. In order to qualify for a refund, your books must be unopened and in the original packaging.
  • With proof of a schedule change, and original receipt, a full refund will be given in your original form of payment during the first 30 days.

Can I rent textbooks?

Yes. Contact the bookstore for more information.

Winter Haven 863-299-3325 

Lakeland 863-665-8431

Go to the Bookstore  online.