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ACAP - Library Resources for Criminology/Policing & Justice: Textbooks

Textbook List

Buying Textbooks (New)

Textbooks can be purchased from the following bookshops:

1. Co-op Bookshop (our main textbook supplier)
The Co-op Melbourne Grattan SPP
Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry St, Carlton
Tel: 0458 501 342 (a landline number will be available in the new year and we'll publish it here)
Email: melbourneuni@coop.com.au
The Co-op Bookshop at Melbourne University is located at the bottom of a multi-story building on the corner of Grattan and Barry Streets.
The Co-op has bought Australian Geographic so don't be surprised if you walk into the store and see a lot of scientific toys.
Please note that student discounts only apply to phone/email orders and orders in person e.g. visiting the store. They do not apply to orders made via the website.

2. Book Depository 
The Book Depository is a UK based bookshop. A number of NCPS textbooks can be found on this site (although they don't stock everything) and they don't charge for postage!
Website: http://www.bookdepository.com    

3. Jekkle
Order books via the Jekkle Website. Prices seem to be quite competitive. This site was recommended by one of our students!
Currently offering the best price in town for the Criminal Justice text.

Buying Textbooks (Second Hand)

Several options for buying/selling your books online are listed below.
Ensure you read all the terms and conditions before buying/ listing your texts for sale.
Ensure you enquire about postage charges.
If you are meeting the seller directly, try to check the condition of the books before paying for them.

Options Within NCPS
1. The Noticeboard
A second hand textbook notice board is available in the Melbourne Library. Please bring your notices to the library or email the   
librarian ncpslibrary@navitas.com to submit your notice.
Remember to include the book title, edition, asking price and your contact details.

2. Facebook
The NCPS Facebook Page
Students post their textbook notices on this page. Website: https://www.facebook.com/ncpsstudents

The ACAP & NCPS Melbourne Facebook Page
Students post their textbook notices on this page too (it's a Melbourne based page so if you live somewhere else, remember to ask about postage). This is a closed group so you need to join Facebook, locate the page and request to join.

3. The Student Portal
Information on second-hand text books is also available here.

Options Outside NCPS
1. Student VIP
Second hand textbooks can be purchased from Student VIP https://studentvip.com.au/textbooks
Remember to ask about the condition of the book, check the postage price and follow all the usual precautions for shopping online before making any purchases.
Please note that library staff do not intervene or mediate in these transactions.

2. Abe Books sells both new and used textbooks. However, it would be better to try the NCPS Facebook page in the first instance.
Website: http://www.abebooks.com/books/ANZ/
Remember to ask about the condition of the book, check the postage price and follow all the usual precautions for shopping online before making any purchases.
Please note that library staff do not intervene or mediate in these transactions.

Contact

  If you have any textbook related questions, please contact the NCPS Librarian ncpslibrary@navitas.com or call (03) 8327 2609.