North Carolina A&T State University Partners With Barnes & Noble College

July 24, 2013



Excellence, Collaboration and Global Reach: That’s how North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (N.C. A&T) prepares its students to “meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.” Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, the University provides its students with award-winning faculty, intensive research programs, community-focused initiatives — and now, a first-class campus bookstore.

Beginning this month, Barnes & Noble College will begin management of the N.C. A&T Bookstore.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Barnes & Noble,” said Chancellor Harold Martin. “This partnership is consistent with our ongoing efforts to provide the very best solutions for our students as it pertains to learning resources, competitive prices and cutting-edge technology. We further believe this partnership with Barnes & Noble will enable us to expand our operations to meet the growing expectations of our faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituents.”

Campus Connect Technologies

The Proctor School of Education building on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.
The Proctor School of Education building on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.

Through its Campus Connect Technologies, Barnes & Noble will bring North Carolina A&T State University the largest selection of course materials in a variety of cost-saving formats – rental, used, digital, and new.  These innovative solutions include Course Fee programs, multi-platform LMS integration strategies, real-time Student Financial Aid modules and an easy-to-use Registration Integration online ordering system. Faculty will also have access to a groundbreaking online community, FacultyEnlight, a streamlined textbook adoption platform that combines advanced search capabilities with detailed information on course material formats, pricing and reviews by other Faculty.

N.C. A&T students will also enjoy a campus bookstore that reflects the N.C. A&T brand, including an expanded selection of Aggie school spirit apparel; award-winning NOOK devices, laptops and other technology gadgets; as well as gifts for alumni, friends and family.

In addition to the campus bookstore, Barnes & Noble College will also manage the university’s online bookstore website ( – delivering an innovative customized shopping experience and giving students, faculty and alumni the choice and convenience to shop in-store or online.

Offering the Best

After carefully considering other store management options, North Carolina A&T State University selected Barnes & Noble College as offering the best course material options, retail experience, resources and technological innovation to support the University’s students, faculty and staff and alumni.

N.C. A&T is one of 25 higher education campus stores Barnes & Noble College operates in the state of North Carolina, including stores for Elon University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Central Piedmont Community College. Nationwide, Barnes & Noble College operates more than 700 campus stores.

“We’re extremely proud to have formed this partnership with North Carolina A&T State University,” said Max J. Roberts, CEO of Barnes & Noble College. “We’re looking forward to working with the University community to offer a dynamic campus store, focused on delivering a retail and digital learning experience that complements this renowned school and supports N.C. A&T students, faculty and alumni.”