How do I buy books/materials?

The official Ohio State Bookstore is Barnes & Noble located on the Columbus campus. They accept online orders and will ship products to your indicated address.

You may also want to check out Ohio State's Digital Bookstore, which contains all digital materials developed by Ohio State students, staff and faculty.

Some Ohio State courses are part of CarmenBooks, a program that offers digital copies of selected textbooks for a fraction of the cost of a new, physical copy. If you register for a course using CarmenBooks, you will see this discounted textbook cost reflected as a course fee.

You may choose to opt out of this program. However, if you do so, you will be responsible for obtaining your textbook and other course materials on your own. To opt out, email You must express your interest to opt out of CarmenBooks before the end of the 100% refund period for your session. After that date, no refunds will be available.

Tech Hub is the official technology store at Ohio State. All Ohio State students receive a discount for any products they may purchase through Tech Hub. If you place an order by phone, they will ship your products to your indicated address.

Ohio State also offers a selection free, downloadable software on a variety of platforms to our students. See OCIO Software for a full list of what is available for download.