Tidewater Community College is extending its contract with Barnes & Noble College, which has managed the TCC bookstores since 2006. As part of the new contract, the MacArthur Center location will close on December 21, 2022, and move to the Norfolk Campus Student Center.
While the new Norfolk Campus store is under construction, the bookstore will operate in a temporary space inside the student center. The current Virginia Beach Campus bookstore will be undergoing renovation but will remain open. The Chesapeake Campus and Portsmouth Campus bookstore distribution centers will remain in place in the student centers under the new contract.
“We are committed to offering our students quality course materials and supplies for their studies,” said Karen Campbell, vice president of student affairs. “By making these changes to our operations, we are making our bookstores more accessible to enhance the student experience.”
As part of the new contract, the Virginia Beach Campus bookstore will be renovated with a fresh new design and function as an academic and social hub on campus. The Virginia Beach location will ensure students and faculty are supported with everything they need to succeed, including: the industry’s largest inventory of affordable physical and digital course materials, backed by a price match program, convenient options for ordering and receiving materials through in-store pick up or delivery.
All bookstore locations will also feature an array of TCC-branded apparel and products as well as school supplies.
“Our new Norfolk location will give us the opportunity to prioritize our inventory and ensure that we are meeting the needs of our student and faculty customers with an array of required course materials and TCC merchandise and apparel — while maintaining the best-in-class service that they also expect,” said Amy Randolph, regional manager for Barnes & Noble College.
For more information about TCC campus bookstores, visit here.