The Medicine Hat College Bookstore has everything you need including MHC course materials, office & school supplies, printer cartridges, great gift ideas and so much more! Show your support for the Rattlers or just look & feel great in MHC vests, jackets, sweats, t-shirts, backpacks and more. The Bookstore also stocks gift items sporting the college logo.
Discover an incredible selection of art and drafting supplies including paints and brushes for acrylics, watercolours, and oils, art papers and sketchbooks, easels and portfolios, and canvas
Think of the Bookstore as your one-stop, on-campus supplies & convenience store. Everyone is welcome, so drop by to browse or shop in the store. Be sure to ask our friendly and helpful staff if there is anything you can’t find - we’ll even take special orders!
Graduating from MHC this year? Purchase a Milburn Parchment Frame between Apr. 1- 30, 2019 and receive a FREE 5x7 portrait frame.
Frames can be purchased at the Bookstore or ordered online.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
By selling used textbooks we are able to help students recuperate some of their costs once they are finished with a book, and provide new students with lower cost options.
There are two textbook buy-back options at Medicine Hat College: MHC Buyback and Wholesaler Buyback. While both programs buy your old textbooks for cash, and both mean you bring your books to the bookstore for cash, they actually work a bit differently.
MHC Buyback - 3x / year
How does the buyback work?
You come in, sell your book, get cash.MHC bookstore staff will buy used textbooks to be re-sold at MHC. Used books will be priced accordingly and placed for sale next to new versions of that book.
When and where is the buyback?
MHC Buyback occurs three times a year: April, August and early in the winter term. Dates will be posted throughout the cafeteria, via social media and on MHC digital displays to remind you. Buyback will take place at a clearly marked, designated register in the Bookstore.
What can you sell?
MHC Buyback only buy books that are likely to be sold in the upcoming term. This program is limited to books that have been requested by instructors for use in the upcoming fall term in a matching edition. Purchase limits are in place based on need, so only a certain number of each book can be bought back into this program.
How much will you receive?
The price varies but usually sits between 40-50% of your original purchase price.
How does the buyback work?
You come in, sell you book, get cash.MHC bookstore staff will buy your books on behalf of the wholesaler. Prices are set at the current rate the wholesaler will pay for your book based on age and condition.
When is the buyback?
This program runs every day the bookstore is open.
What can you sell?
This program has more flexibility. The MHC Buyback is limited to books that will be used in the upcoming term, but the wholesaler has a broad customer base looking for different books, and may take older editions.
How much will you receive?
The price varies and is set by the wholesaler. Generally, this program pays less than the MHC Buyback.
Important notes for both buyback programs:
Where do I find the course list for materials I’ll need for my classes?
Instructors will provide your course list to you during Orientation or your first class.
Can I buy my textbooks online?
The Bookstore does not have an online purchase options for textbooks. An e-shopping system is currently being developed.
Why do some classes have e-textbooks and others don't?
Textbook type is dependent on each instructors requests. If you are looking for a electronic version of a physical textbook required for your class, ask our front-end staff about it... we may be able to help you order it.
Where do I look for used books?
Used books are located on the shelves along with new books for a course. The number of used books in stock depends on the number the Bookstore was able to purchase through buybacks and from wholesale companies. The prices for used texts are listed on the price labels. You can expect to pay about 25% less than new price for a used text. Used texts are subject to the same refund policy as new texts.
NEW! Online Course Adoptions (OCA)
You can now enter course adoptions online to send your course materials requisitions to The Bookstore – no more paper copies!
OCA replaces the old, paper-based system and includes an approval workflow built in for program coordinators (who are set up as approvers) to approve your course adoptions – no more signatures required.
All course packs submitted to the Bookstore to be copied and sold must first be submitted to MHC’s Copyright Officer who will review the material for copyright compliance before the material can be printed.
MHC bases copying of protected works on the Association of Canadian Community Colleges suggested Fair Dealing guideline. Please click here to see MHC’s Copyright Policy.
Course packs are the materials created in house for printing and selling as part of your course material and can include your own material as well as 3rd party material. The following guidelines shall apply to all course packs:
Client Cardholder Agreement
Your use or purchase of a Medicine Hat College branded Client Card indicates your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Except as otherwise provided by law, these Terms and Conditions apply to all Medicine Hat College Client Cards whether purchased in person, online, or received from third parties.
All refunds will be in the same tender and card number as the original purchase. IMPORTANT! You must show your original cash register receipt and meet the conditions outlined here to be eligible for a refund.
Most general merchandise purchased in the Medicine Hat College Bookstore may be exchanged or returned for a full refund within seven (7) calendar days of purchase, provided that the product is accompanied by the original cash register receipt, is in complete, unused and unmarked condition and is in the original (unopened) packaging.
Textbooks and Related Materials
The final return date for textbooks and related materials can be found on the cash register receipt issued at the time of the purchase; this date is term dependent. Textbooks must be in “like new” condition as determined by Bookstore staff. Sealed text packages must be returned unopened. All components (e.g., Compact Discs, DVDs, etc.) must be returned unopened. No refunds can be given if a seal is broken.
There are no refunds or exchanges on final sale items, special order items, sundry items, confectionery, customized orders and products, gift certificates, access codes, or opened merchandise containing computer software, DVDs, Compact Discs, or other prerecorded media. This includes text and other books from which the shrink wrap has been removed. Defective media (Compact Discs, DVDs, and Software) will be exchanged for the same title only within seven (7) calendar days of purchase with the original cash register receipt.
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