For many Salt Lake Community College students, the beginning of every semester seems to bring a last-minute rush for school supplies.
In addition to textbooks, the college bookstore works hard to make life easier for students by stocking its shelves full of other essential supplies.
“We’ve got textbooks, we’ve got pencils, markers, pens, pretty much anything you need,” says South City Campus bookstore manager Katie Curtis.
Inventories are plentiful and accommodate a variety of subjects.
For example, the South City bookstore is geared towards the arts, so students won’t have to waste precious time looking for a specific brush or other tools at any other store.
Students also have a variety of ways to get their textbooks, based on availability. Buying used is often much less expensive, but they sell quickly. Textbook rentals are another way to save money.
Anyone who buys their textbooks should try to sell them back at the end of the semester if they no longer need them.
“They bought my books at half of the original price,” says SLCC student Tanner Harrison. “I did not expect to get that amount of cash.”
A little-known fact is that the bookstore will often purchase old computers, cellphones or tablets and offer competitive prices, depending on the condition.
For more information, go online or visit one of their store locations at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City, Jordan, Miller and West Valley campuses.