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



Shipping or Curbside Service only. No instore pickup available. The bookstore will not be open to instore customers.  We replaced the instore pickup with curbside pickup.  There are 3 designated curbside parking spots for the bookstore located directly behind the student union building across from the maintenance shop garage doors.  Drive directly behind the Anderson Library towards the back of the Student Union Building.  It's on the other side of where the athletic buses are parked. There will be 3 Bookstore curbside parking spots available on your right.  Park in an available spot and call the bookstore at 803-938-3846 to let us know which numbered spot you are in and give us your name. If there is no spot available when you arrive please drive to back  student parking lot until you see a spot become available.   Please only use the curbside spots designated for the bookstore. We ask that you please wear a mask  when we are handing off your bag of books/merchandise even though you are in your vehicle  If you have any questions please call the bookstore  803-938-3846, we will be happy to assist. We appreciate your business and your patience if it's busy when you arrive as we are operating with limited staff.


The books for Fall 2020 are available for purchase online. We also offer ebooks for some of our titles.

When placing ONLINE TEXTBOOK ORDERS, please use your USC ID as your username (Example- J12345678) when registering your account on our bookstore website.  Creating this account provides a secure checkout. 

When creating the account and filling in the information use the students name and not the parent or guardian.  The billing name and address must match the individuals whose card is being used.  If it's a parent or guardian using their card, please use the students name when filling out the shipping information even if you are opting for curbside pickup.  We want to have the Student ID and name match to get the order to the correct student.


Books purchased from the USC Sumter Bookstore are non-returnable unless documentation showing proof of withdrawal/drop class.  Any book purchased with an access code may not be returned if shrink wrap is open or code has been used.  Please contact the USC Sumter Bookstore if you have any questions regarding this policy.

If a book is returned it will go into quarantine for 24 hrs before being put back on shelf


During this time of the COVID-19 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 Fall courses. Some of our textbooks are offered as ebooks and when order is processed you will receive the code via email from our store. We appreciate your business and patience.

  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 or contact one of our bookstore staff members. 



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 from the bookstore. We will be advising as we get information as it becomes available. AT THIS TIME YOU CAN ONLY ORDER AND HAVE YOUR  CAP,GOWN,TASSEL OR HONOR CORD SHIPPED TO YOU OR USE OUR NEW CURBSIDE SERVICE. Please specify what degree you are receiving as this determines the color of your tassel.