Welcome to the USC Sumter Bookstore. Our employees are here to serve you.

We are an institutional owned store.

Our store is located in the Student Union Building.

We offer Fire Ant & Gamecock merchandise.


When placing ONLINE TEXTBOOK ORDERS, please use your USC ID as your username (i.e. J12345678) when creating your account for the USC Sumter Bookstore.

The bookstore will be closed March 16- May 31st or until further notice. We will have our online website available to purchase or rent your textbooks. We will only be offering for your books to be shipped to you if an ebook is not available.  Due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak we feel it is in the best interest of our customers and employees to only offer online services to our students to acquire their textbooks for Spring II courses. Some of our textbooks are offered as ebooks and when that order is processed you will receive the code via email from our store.  The university as a whole has closed and no one is allowed on campus. We appreciate your patience at this time. If the closure and this option is extended we will be sure to make this information available.  We hope that you and your family stay well and safe.If you have any questions regarding your textbooks please contact the bookstore manager Julie McCoy via email. 



You will be able to place your orders online at Balfour.Com for your announcement and ring needs.  All caps, gown, tassels and honor cords can be purchased at any time right up until commencement in bookstore. We will be advising as we get information as to when we can reopen.


 Spring 2020 rental books are due NO LATER than May 8, 2020.  You may return your rental book(s) during any time on or before May 8, 2020.  You do not have to wait to return your book(s) on May 8th.  We suggest returning your rental(s) after your final exam(s).  Any rental not returned by 2:00 PM on the 8th will result in additional charges over and above the original rental price, which will include late fees and the replacement value of the book(s).  NO EXCEPTIONS.  If your debit or credit card on file is declined/rejected then your student account will be placed on hold.  In order for hold to be released, all fees must be paid in full to the bookstore.




Remember to sign up for the App Card.  The App Card is a free rewards card that allows you to earn points for your in-store purchases.  The same card may be used in the Bookstore and Fire Ant Cafe'.  However, points earned at each location are separate.  All textbook/e-book/rental and purchases earn you points.  Points cannot be redeemed towards textbook and e-book purchases or textbook rentals.  Please make sure to swipe your App Card or key in your mobile number BEFORE cashier begins scanning merchandise to assure your new points will be added to your account.


Current App Card Rewards

20 points = One FREE $1.00 Snack Item

50 points = $5.00 OFF your purchase of $5.00 or more

100 points = $10.00 OFF your purchase of $10.00 or more

150 points = One FREE Clearance Item

***Certain Restrictions Apply***