Publication Sales

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are shipping orders once a week on Thursdays. If you have an urgent need for an order, please email and we will discuss options. Also note we are working from home during this time. The quickest way to contact us is through email, but we are checking our voicemail at least once a day. 


Welcome to NCDPI's Online Publications Catalog — your source for the latest manuals, posters, and support materials produced by the NC Department of Public Instruction.

To purchase publications, browse our Publications Catalog and follow the Ordering Information below. 

Ordering Information

Purchase Orders

If you are registered with and paying through the NC E-Procurement System, orders will be sent to us through the system. Please take extra care to select the correct vendor address in the system (look for Publication Sales in the address):

6307 Mail Service Center
RALEIGH, NC  27699
United States
Contact: Gene Buchanan

Purchase orders not utilizing the E-Procurement system can be emailed to or mailed to:
NCDPI Publication Sales
Attn: Gene Buchanan
6307 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

You do NOT need to fill out a Publication Sales form when submitting a purchase order as long as the item numbers, titles, contact phone number and ship-to address are included on the PO. 

Purchase orders cannot be taken over the phone.

Purchase orders will be invoiced. Please note: the actual cost of shipping plus applicable sales tax will be added to the invoice. Actual shipping costs are based on UPS charges billed to the agency.

Credit Card / P-Card Orders

Mastercard, Visa and P-Card purchases must be made by telephone. For security reasons, do not email or mail credit card numbers. During COVID-19 work-from-home orders, please email that you would like to place an order by credit card. Include your phone number, and a good time you can be reached. Because we are fulfilling orders on Thursdays, we prefer to run your card on Wednesdays & will email you a receipt. 

Buyers using credit cards are welcomed and encouraged to fill out our Prepaid Order Form in advance and email it to We will call you as soon as we’ve looked over your form & confirmed it’s accuracy for your credit card information. 

Credit card orders will include 20% shipping and the applicable sales tax for your county. 

Prepaid Order Form — Form fillable Acrobat Reader version. Download to your computer and launch in Acrobat Reader (saves more consistently than attempting to fill and save in your web browser). 

Prepaid Order Form — No form fields. If the form-fillable version does not work for you, you can print this version, fill out by hand & email us a scanned copy.

Paying by Check

Fill out the Prepaid Order Form and mail to: 

NCDPI Publication Sales
Attn: Gene Buchanan
6307 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

Please include 20% shipping and the applicable sales tax for your county. 

On-Site Sales—Raleigh Office

DURING COVID-19: Our office is currently closed due to COVID-19. If you need to pick up an order in person, please email us, and we will try our best to accomodate a pick up. We go in once a week on Thursdays & may be able to leave your order with DPI's front desk. 

Our Publication Sales office is located in the basement of the Education Building at 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, Room B75.  We're open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please call in advance to make sure someone is available to assist you. You may pay with a check, Visa/Mastercard, or with cash. We cannot make change, so please bring the exact cash amount. For large orders, email to three days in advance of pick-up.

Internal Sales

Department of Public Instruction employees wishing to purchase publications for their area must use the Internal Sales Form. Remember to include a full budget code and your director's signature


Call 984-236-2010 or email

Sign up for Email Updates

Sign up for Publication Sales email updates. After entering your email address, and consenting to the privacy policy, look for Publication Sales under the Resources heading. We will send 3-4 email updates a year about any changes with ordering, new items for sale, or items placed on clearance.