An old photo of Orangeburg, SC, home of SCSU (Photo by Charles McCain)

South Carolina State University, also known as SCSU, is a small historically black university in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Originally established in 1895, the school currently enrolls about 5,000 students and employs about 550 academic faculty members. The school’s athletic teams are known as the Bulldogs, and the official school colors are garnet and blue. SCSU students have a few options on where to purchase their textbooks. Here are those options:

The main campus bookstore at SCSU is simply called the South Carolina State University Bookstore. It’s conveniently located in the heart of campus at 300 College Street. This bookstore carries all of the materials students need to succeed in each of their college classes. When you shop here, you can buy your books new or used, or you can rent a huge inventory of books. Renting books is usually the best way to go to cut down on your textbook expenses. It also gets the books out of your closet after you finish up each semester. The store also has a large selection of digital textbooks available online. In addition, there is a section in the store dedicated entirely to health science books. If you’re looking for other items, you will find some discounted software titles, team gear and clothing to show your support for the Bulldogs, and other handy dorm and school supplies. There is also a section with art supplies if you’re an art student.

Swift Books at 950 Chestnut Street is a new family-owned bookstore in downtown Orangeburg that now occupies where the old Waldenbooks used to be. Although the store doesn’t specialize entirely in college textbooks, you can purchase a wide range of academic books and general titles here at great low prices. The store has a wide selection of used books as well, which is great if you’re looking to save some money. In addition, if you have certain books for your English or literature classes that are either required or recommended, you’ll likely find them here. You can also shop on the store’s website for an even larger selection. The friendly staff will work with you to ensure you get the books you need at the prices you deserve.

If you can’t find your textbooks locally, be sure to use to shop online for them. It’s easy and smart to compare prices before actually making a purchase and busting your budget. Just type in the title or ISBN of the book and you’ll get a whole list of online booksellers that have it in stock.