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Customer service is our focus at Textbook Outlet! The reason is because it sets us apart. We know which books you need, and we pull them for you. What more could you want?




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Why Buy at Textbook Outlet?

  • We carry ALL books for Ankeny & online classes, including custom titles!
  • Use your FINANCIAL AID to pay for your books!
  • No waiting in line for hours!
  • Used, new & rental; choose the format that's the best fit for you so it's easy & affordable!
  • Buy now, pay later.

Getting late financial aid? Waiting for that next paycheck? We know you have homework and tests, and
you’ve got to have your textbooks to do it. With our deferred payment method, you can buy your
books and pick them up today and pay for them when your money comes in.

  • We GUARANTEE the lowest prices in town!

 Currently, we do not offer prices online, but contact us here and we can email them to you! You can upload your schedule or enter the department, course number and section in the "Message" box and someone will contact you within 24 hours!

  • Voted "Best Place to get Textbooks" by The Campus Chronicle!
  • Locally owned!

Buying Your Books

We understand going to an actual bookstore isn't for everyone. Avoid the crowds: order online! You can simply place your order online and we will ship it to you. Or, if you want to save money on shipping, place your order and let us know that you will do an in-store pickup -- with no extra charge!

To order online, simply click here to upload your class schedule.  If you only want to order books for certain classes, no problem!  Click the link above and enter the department, course number and section in the "Message" box.

Even more so, some people don't like putting their credit card information online. We understand, but we promise it's secure!! But, if this applies to you, feel free to call us at (515) 965-4238 during regular business hours to place your order over the phone. We'll be more than happy to take your order.

Textbook Outlet has an entire team of shippers dedicated to making sure your books are carefully packaged and sent to you. Plus, if you're order is over $100, we'll take care of the shipping costs. That's right, they are FREE! On average, you can expect your books a week after they are ordered. For in-store pickup, they're ready immediately!

If your concerns weren't addressed in this section, feel free to call us at (515) 965-4238 or email us at

Store Hours

Business Hours:
Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

**Textbook pricing for DMACC Summer 2020 term IS NOW available**

We guarantee the lowest prices in town! Avoid the hassle of buying online & buy locally. Click the “Get Textbook Pricing” button below to see how competitive our prices are!

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