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Southern Bobcat Depot closing




As announced in October, the Bobcat Depot bookstores on four Ohio University regional campuses will permanently close during the 2017 fall semester and on December 15 on the Southern campus.
A vendor from Bookfrog will be on campus December 11th and 12th buying used textbooks between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the OUS Bobcat Depot Bookstore. 
The Regional Campus Bobcat Depot stores are operated by Ohio University auxiliaries in partnership with the Regional Campuses. Despite a number of restructurings at the regional campus venues, it was decided the best course of action is to close the regional bookstores due to significant market changes and a challenging financial environment across Ohio University.
After the OUS Bobcat Depot Bookstore closes, Ohio University - Southern recommends that you comparison shop to find the books you need in the most economical way possible.
Traditional Students: traditional students will need to borrow, rent or buy their books.
College Credit Plus students: College Credit Plus students will obtain their books from their high schools.
Listed below are a variety of websites that sell and rent books.


Cheggs: Helping students save time and money while getting smarter. 
Amazon: Online book sales.
Campus Books: Compare textbook prices with savings up to 90%.
Valore Books: Cheap textbooks with savings up to 90%.
Barnes & Noble: Online book sales.
College Books Direct: Used textbook headquarters.


AffordaBook: Cheap textbooks.
Abe Books: Online book sales.
Half Price Books: Online book sales.
Big Words Books: Compare textbook prices from many online stores at once.
MBS Direct: Online book sales.
Book Butler (
Student can purchase textbooks from the University Mart Bookstore: 1813 Liberty Avenue. T:  740.532.6193


Students should check with the OUS Library to see if required books and materials may be on library reserve.
There will be a fall textbook buy back in late December or early January. 
Students who need more immediate assistance can contact the bookstore during the current operating hours or visit the Student Resource Commons Advising Center; College Credit Plus students should contact their assigned advisor, and veterans should contact Veteran Services representative in the Student Resource Commons Success Center (2nd Floor, Collins Building).
OUS Bobcat Depot
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T: 740.547.3840