Cowley Bookstore — COVID-19 Response
As the COVID-19 outbreak escalated, we realize that many of you were asked to leave campus housing following spring break. In addition, many face to face courses are currently being transitioned to an online format. We know that you have many questions. While we don’t have all the answers yet, we do promise to provide continual communication as we maneuver the next few weeks and months. Please stay tuned to your Cowley email, the CowleyGo app and all Cowley social media platforms for updates.
Several students have contacted the Bookstore wondering if they need to return their spring semester textbooks. The answer is NO! With several weeks remaining in the spring semester, it is expected that you will need your textbooks to successfully complete your courses. The Cowley Bookstore still plans to conduct Textbook Buyback and Rental Return at the conclusion of the semester with ALL spring rental textbooks due by Friday, May 15th. We are currently working on a plan to provide pre-paid mailing labels, at the conclusion of the semester, to those students who live outside Cowley’s immediate service area. Again, stay tuned to all Cowley communications for future updates.
In the event that you do not have access to previously purchased textbooks and need access to digital course materials, we wanted to share the following information with you. Several digital book providers have quickly responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing free access to digital course materials through May 25, 2020. These programs are being made possible by the support of leading publishers, campus retailers, and independent bookstores in higher education. Cowley College has partnered with RedShelf for several years in delivering digital course materials. Because of our longtime relationship with RedShelf, many of you already have existing RedShelf accounts and are familiar with their platform. The RedShelf Responds program provides students with up to seven (7) free eBooks from participating publishers through May 25th. Click here to begin accessing your FREE eBooks today!
The Cowley Bookstore is currently still open for business and we are happy to assist you in any way possible. In the event that we are required to temporarily close, we will still be available to respond to your phone calls and emails. In addition, the online Cowley Bookstore will remain open so that you can shop safely from your home and ultimately complete your courses successfully.
Take of yourself and others! If you should need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Cowley College Bookstore
207 W. Fifth Avenue
Arkansas City, KS 67005