Books & Materials


Students are responsible for purchasing or renting their own books for each class. Students are encouraged to budget about $250 per class for books and course material, although the actual amount is usually less. Dowdy Student Stores lists books by class and professor. You can search for books by course, order them, and have them delivered to you. Books and materials will also be listed in PiratePort, the course syllabus, and in Canvas.

You can use the textbook information to order through any online retailer. You are not required to order textbooks from the ECU student store. Popular online textbook retailers include,,,, Please note that these sites are independent book sellers and not associated with East Carolina University.