Central Texas College

Campus Life

Alumni and Friends Association

The CTC Alumni and Friends Association is open to any individual or group that wants to help the association achieve its mission to develop and maintain the love and loyalty of graduates, former students and community members for CTC. Current objectives include:

  • Keeping in touch with former and returning students.
  • Fostering a spirit of loyalty and good will toward the College.
  • Encouraging student enrollment.
  • Developing a corps of alumni who serve as CTC ambassadors.

In addition to assisting current and future CTC students achieve their goals through the Association’s scholarship program, members also receive the following benefits:

  • Free career placement services.
  • Notice of College activities and special alumni events.
  • Go on record as a CTC booster.

To learn more about the Alumni and Friends Association, visit the CTC website at www.ctcd.edu.

Bookstore

The CTC Bookstore, located in the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156) on the Central Campus, carries new and used textbooks, supplies, trade books, and general merchandise. Distant learners may purchase textbooks online. Students enrolled in traditional classroom courses taught outside of Texas may obtain further information on how to purchase textbooks from their local CTC representative.

Refund Policy, Textbooks Purchased Through the CTC Bookstore

You are responsible for checking to ensure that you have the correct book and correct edition. Check the course syllabus or contact the department or instructor to verify that you have the correct course materials.

A receipt is required to initiate a return, refund or exchange. In addition to the receipt, customers seeking a refund on items purchased with a credit or debit card must present the card used and the refund will be credited to the card. A cash refund will not be given for purchases made with a credit or debit card. All returns and exchanges are subject to the following guidelines:

Grace Period

Starts on the first day of the semester or term and ends according to the schedule below:

  • 14 business days for 12-week and 16-week courses
  • 7 business days for 8-week, mini-term, or self-paced courses

Book Condition

To obtain a full refund, all items must be in their original state and/or packaging. Shrink-wrapped materials must remain sealed. Items must be clean. Items may not contain any markings or highlights. A student will receive a 50 percent refund if he or she writes in a new textbook.

Non-Returnable Items

No returns, refunds or exchanges are given on optional books, study guides, manuals, workbooks, or trade books. Do not purchase books unless you are certain you want them, regardless of their "required" status. No returns, refunds or exchanges will be given on supplies, Skill Center books, spiral-bound books, modules, gifts, software, or clothing.

Buybacks are held every day and at the end of each Central Campus fall and spring semesters. Several factors affect the price you receive. Books that have no wholesale or resale value will not be bought.

Library Services

The Library Home Page is the main vehicle for providing library services and materials. A professional librarian is available to answer all your research information questions during library hours. Trained library support staff can assist you as you move around our website and our many and varied resources. Virtual resources are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

  • Clicking on the icon “Ask a Librarian” found on the Library Home Page, links you to Live “Online Chat” and our E-mail services.  Referencerequest@ctcd.edu is checked several times a day, 7 days a week including holidays and spring break.
  • Clicking on the icon “Request a Library Seminar” links you to a form to schedule a library seminar. All seminars are available Virtually and In-Person. Seminars will cover information about citing sources, databases, catalog, appropriate websites, and can be customized according to class, research topic, and learning style.
  • To access the “Online Databases” go to the Library’s homepage, click on the “Find Information” and click on “Databases (Electronic Resources: Journals, Articles, E-Books, and streaming videos)” link and then “I am using an OFF-CAMPUS computer” link, follow the login instructions on the page. The 84 subject specific databases provide digital information to collections of articles and abstracts from various sources that include peer reviewed academic journals as well as popular magazines and newspapers. The collection also includes encyclopedias, e-books and full text articles.