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Starting on July 1, 2017, Hostos Community College launched a new online bookstore for all textbooks and course materials. Selecting and ordering books is done completely online and students will have their course materials shipped to them on an individual basis.

Open/Close section Benefits of moving to an online bookstore for students
The Online Bookstore will save students money and offers an easy way to order their books in less than 5 minutes. Key features include:
  • A personalized course page showing only the courses they registered for with all corresponding course materials
  • A wide variety of low cost textbook formats including new, used, eBooks, and rentals
  • A peer-to-peer Marketplace, where students can save an average of 60% off list price
  • A price match guarantee on new books so students won't pay more if they find a lower price elsewhere (Fall 2017)
  • Listings from top selling textbook websites in the Marketplace for easy price comparisons. Students will always get the right book at the lowest price, even if they choose to shop on third-party sites.
  • Access to year-round online buyback through the bookstore's website
Open/Close section Benefits of moving to an online bookstore for faculty
The Online Bookstore will streamline the adoption process for faculty and administrators, making it easy to select and adopt course materials for class. Through the Adoption Portal, faculty can:
  • Login using their CUNYfirst credentials and see only the courses they are assigned to teach. The information that is uploaded to the bookstore will transfer back to CUNYfirst within 48 hours.
  • Search for textbooks by ISBN or book title
  • Create a custom Coursepack
  • Access a portfolio of next-generation, low-cost courseware providers through Akademos Curriculum Services
  • View previous course and departmental history and other recommendations
  • Review book details prior to adoption
  • Add ancillary materials, course notes and files
  • List real-time pricing and availability for materials
Open/Close section How to order online
The Hostos Online Bookstore offers students an efficient, personalized shopping experience. All courses, required materials, and pricing options are displayed in one easy-to-navigate page.
Order Online
  3 Simple Steps  
Step 1: Login using CUNY Login account Step 2: Select new, used eBook & rental options Step 3: Checkout
Login using
CUNY Login account
Select new, used
eBook & rental options
It’s that easy!

Visit the Online Bookstore to order all your course materials:

Open/Close section On-Campus Pickup Information
Order your textbooks from the Hostos Online Bookstore. Please note, on-campus delivery is now closed for the semester and students must deliver to their homes only. Please click on the “Login” button at the top of this page to access the online bookstore and log in with your CUNYFirst credentials.

If you have a circumstance which prevents you from receiving delivery of the books to your residence, please contact Jason Libfield, Student Leadership Coordinator, at or visit the SGA Counter located across from the Hostos Café in the C-Building 3rd floor.

You must present your Hostos ID card and proof of your order (such as the e-mail confirmation from Akademos)

After a thorough review process, Akademos was selected as our exclusive vendor for these services. Akademos currently serves Queens College, John Jay College, Medgar Evers College, and the CUNY School of Law and has provided students at those CUNY colleges with many low cost textbook options and significant savings.

Since launching this summer, Hostos students have saved $150,000 off publisher list prices through the Hostos Online Bookstore.